Update: Lightning Sparked Fire Grows To 190 Acres

A lightning-caused fire burning west of Red Bluff has grown to 190 acres, with no reported containment. The East Fire was spotted Monday afternoon around 4PM. The fire is in the Yolla Bolly Wilderness Area of the Mendocino National Forest about 43 miles west of Red Bluff. It’s burning in an area of snags and brush from the 2008 Yellow Fire. Fire managers have developed a confinement strategy for managing the fire. Under this strategy, officials have identified an area where the fire will be managed to reduce exposure to firefighters, remove hazardous fuels and decrease the probability for high severity wildfires in this area in the future.


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