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Knight Fire Reaches 90 Percent Containment

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Sonora, CA — According to the U.S. Forest Service the 6,130 acre Knight Fire in the Stanislaus River Canyon is 90 percent contained.

The fire is now being managed by a local Stanislaus National Forest Type Three Incident Management Team. With lower overnight temperatures and humidity fire activity has decreased with pockets in the fire’s interior still burning.

Firefighters continue to mop-up its perimiter increasing control of the fire by putting out burning and smoldering portions around the exterior line as well as pockets of active fire within its interior. Patrols have been conducted to assure containment over night time periods.

At this state post-fire rehabilitation is a major focus. A Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation (BAER) team is assigned and on-scene. Crews are working on roads that have been damaged as a result of the increased traffic and equipment engaged in firefighting. Roads are watered, graded and proper drainage is restored.

From a high of 1,300 plus firefighters, only 178 personnel remain on site. Cost of the 16 day old fire now stands at $11.9 million. 100 percent containment has been rescheduled for 6pm Tuesday.

Click KNIGHT FIRE for the fire location map.