Update: As of the 8:30 a.m. Monday, July 8 update from InciWeb, the fire south of Ravendale was 100 percent contained at 263 acres.
Update 2 p.m.: The fire’s progress has been stopped, according to the most recent update from InciWeb this afternoon, Saturday, July 6.
Due to more accurate mapping, the fire has been reduced to 263 acres.
Planned action involves mopping up the incident.
Update, Saturday, July 6: According to InciWeb, at around 8:20 a.m. this morning, the fire was about 50 percent contained and at 280 acres.
There are about 120 people working on the fire and the estimated containment date is tomorrow evening, Sunday, July 7.
No structures are damaged or threatened.
Crews are battling a fire near Ravendale in the Snowstorm Mountain Area, west of Highway 395 this evening, Friday, July 5, according to Jeff Fontana, public affairs specialist for the Bureau of Land Management, Northern California District.
The fire is about 75 to 100 acres, he said. Aircraft and engines are helping attack the blaze. Air tankers assigned earlier have been released, Fontana said.
The fire is at about 5 percent containment, around 5:50 p.m. Crews will be working on the fire throughout the night, Fontana said. Crews from BLM, Cal Fire and Lassen National Forest are at the scene. There are about 70 people on the fire.
Fontana said crews are getting a line built around the fire. He said the fire is a lightning strike hold over from Wednesday night.
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