Fire in Tahoe National Forest grows to nearly 1,274 acres ; containment improves to 17 percent | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Fire in Tahoe National Forest grows to nearly 1,274 acres ; containment improves to 17 percent

The North Fire stands at 1,274 acres as of Thursday morning.

A blaze burning in the Tahoe National Forest grew by less than 300 acres Wednesday, the slowest day of growth since the fire started Monday afternoon.

The North Fire, burning near Emigrant Gap, is at 1,274 acres, according to a Thursday morning update. Fire behavior decreased slightly over night. Containment is at 17 percent.

Firefighters will continue to build direct line from the heel of the fire up both flanks, according to the update. Other personnel will scout locations for contingency lines.

A total of 745 personnel are on site.

The blaze erupted in the Tahoe National Forest Monday. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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