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85-Percent Containment On Briceburg Fire

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Midpines, CA — While over 1,000 firefighters were initially assigned to the Briceburg Fire, the number has now dipped down to 504.

CAL Fire reports that the fire is holding at 5,563 acres and it is 85-percent contained. Full containment is still anticipated by October 21. CAL Fire notes, “Highway 140 is open so please drive cautiously. Firefighters continue to secure and enforce control lines and extinguish “hot spots” within the fire’s perimeter. Smoke will be visible within the fire’s boundary for potentially several weeks and is not a concern as firefighters will be actively patrolling the area.”

All evacuation orders and advisements have been lifted. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

October 6th Briceburg fire starts
October 7th grows to 550 acres
October 8th 1,200 acre update, Highway 140 is closed
October 9th 4,400 acre update
October 10th 25% containment update
October 11th 4,905 acre update
October 12th map, 5,190 acres
October 14th 80% containment update
October 18th near full containment update
October 24th full containment