Cottage Springs, CA — The Ramsey Fire has reached Highway 4, so it has been intermittently closed for a seven mile stretch from the Cottage Springs Picnic area to the Caltrans Cabbage Patch Service station.
The Forest Service reports that Highway 4, about 15 miles above Arnold, will remain intermittently closed throughout the day. You will want to avoid the area. A fire strike team has been dispatched to the Ganns Meadows area to protect some homes, and the firefighters will remain stationed there until further notice.
Forest Service Spokesperson Jerry Snyder says the fire itself has grown to 650 acres. Containment of the blaze, which started as an escaped campfire, has been dropped to 10 percent.
Agencies assisting include the Ebbetts Pass Fire District, CAL Fire and the CHP.