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Full Containment Reached On Briceburg Fire

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Midpines, CA — 17 days after it ignited, firefighters gained 100-percent containment on the Briceburg Fire near Midpines.

CAL Fire says the cause of the blaze remains under investigation. It burned 5,563 acres in the area of the Merced River Canyon. No injuries were reported and one home was destroyed. CAL Fire notes that smoke is expected to be visible within the boundary over the next few weeks, and officials will be monitoring it. All of the nearby roads are open and evacuation advisories have been lifted.

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 15th 5,563 acre update
October 18th near full containment update