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Cal-Fire Director Visits Red Bank Fire, Crews Gaining Ground On Numerous Fires

Cooler weather and higher humidity level are helping crews batting the Red Bank Fire. No fire growth was reported Monday on the fire that is burning west of Red Bluff. All evacuations have been lifted as the fire has burned 8,838 acres with 55% containment. Crews report that 2 structures were destroyed. The head of California’s fire fighting agency visited the Red Bank Fire area Monday morning. Cal-Fire Director Thom Porter attended the morning operational briefing and thanked the firefighters for coming together to serve Tehama County. After receiving a detailed update on the status of the fire, Chief Porter toured the fire area to assess the containment lines and view the challenging conditions.

No growth was reported on the South Fire which is burning west of the Red Bank Fire. The fire remains at 2425 acres. Forest Service crews are working with Cal-Fire in a joint effort to battle the fire which is burning in the Shasta Trinity National Forest. Crews are working to fully contain the fire by October 1st.

Crews are reporting moderate fire activity on the Walker Fire in Lassen County near Taylorsville. The fire started on September 4th and has grown to over 44,307 acres. Crews have gained 10% containment. Crews continued firing operations on the north side of the fire.

The lightning sparked Lone Fire is burning in the Modoc National Forest has burned 5737 acres and is 87% contained.

The Henthorne fire is burning 15 miles northeast of Covelo has burned 244 acres and is 20% contained. The fire has stopped spreading and is mostly creeping and smoldering.

The Rams Horn Fire is burning east of Highway 3 and west of Castle Crags. It has grown to 279 acres. Firefighters are continuing efforts to keep the fire northwest of the North Fork of Rams Horn Creek and east of Highway 3.

The Middle Fire is burning northeast of the Canyon Creek Trailhead in the Trinity Alps Wilderness. It has burned approximately 223 acres. The fire is located approximately mid-slope and is burning downhill into the Canyon Creek and Black Bear Creek Drainages.