Crews Still Expect To Contain Delta Fire By Monday

After burning for a month as of Friday, the estimated full containment date of the Delta Fire has been pushed back to Monday. Ironically, the rain that has dampened the flames has also made it very difficult to access the last remaining part of the perimeter to achieve full containment. Fire activity has been greatly reduced, although some of the larger diameter trees will continue to smolder inside, and may still flare up after conditions dry out. More smoke will likely be seen from smoldering duff, logs and stump holes. 425 miles of roads used for fire operations have now been repaired with 263 miles left. Fire restrictions on Forest Service lands have been lifted but the forest closure order will still be in effect for that area of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The total amount of area burned remains at 63,293 acres with 97% containment. 872 personnel are still on the job.

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