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Smoky Conditions Continue To Inundate The Mother Lode

Sacramento, CA — The U.S. Weather Service continues to report the smoke that is inundating the foothills and the majority of the Sacramento Valley is coming from the Lick Fire and the Moonlight Fire.

The human caused Lick Fire located in the Henry Coe State Park near Mt. Hamilton in Santa Clara County has now burned 18,905 acres as of this morning. 1,756 fire personnel are on hand for this fire that has already cost California taxpayers $1.8 million. Containment is now 25 percent.

The Moonlight Fire is located six miles northeast of Greenville in Plumas County. That fire has blackened 28,000 acres and is only eight percent contained. 1,650 fire personnel are fighting this blaze. Cause of this fire remains under investigation. Cost to date; $1.25 million.

Written by Bill Johnson