Fire grows, but so does containment |

Fire grows, but so does containment

Janesville, California (AP)– That huge fire raging in the Sierra continues to grow, but fire crews also are continuing to gain ground.

The Stream fire is estimated at just over four-thousand acres. But firefighters have a line around 50 percent of it.

Progress is continuing despite gusty winds and low humidity. Containment is expected by Wednesday.

Some 13-hundred firefighters are on the lines.

The fire has forced the evacuation of about 100 people from national forest campgrounds. But the Forest Service says no structures are threatened at this time.

The fire is burning in the Plumas National Forest about 70 miles northwest of Reno, Nevada.

Another huge fire continues to grow in eastern Nevada. The Tabor Creek fire 20 miles north of Wells has increased to seven-thousand acres. At one point yesterday, it was advancing a mile an hour. It’s 70 percent contained.

Another lightning-sparked blaze is burning 40 miles southwest of Ely. The Smith Creek fire has blackened 800 acres and is 30 percent contained.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User