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Salt Springs, CA — The size of the Walker Fire burning in the Salt Springs area of Calaveras County near New Hogan Lake remains 1,455 acres this morning.

CAL Fire spokesperson Emily Kilgore has the latest details, “Overnight, although firefighters continued to construct containment lines, they have continued to strengthen it [containment lines] as well. So, we’re only at 70-percent containment until the strengthening of the line is confirmed adequate.”

Firefighters will continue to build and reinforce fireline on the eastern side of the fire today an area Kilgore says is hard to reach. She explains, “The area that they are working in now is one of the inaccessible areas. There’s really not a whole lot of roads there, so long distances of hiking and that kind of thing just get to the point where they can actually start working.”

What sparked the blaze remains under investigation. Currently, there are 800 fire personnel, 37 engines, 8 water tenders, 18 hand crews, and 6 dozers on the scene.

Day one of the fire was covered here, day two wind was a concern as detailed here, 70% containment was reported on June 18th here, full containment is detailed here.

 

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