All Wildfires in California Are Under Control for 1st Time in Months
For the first time in months, wildfires across California are under control or nearly there, according to state and federal firefighting agencies.
Two of the state’s biggest wildfires — the 98,000-acre King fire in El Dorado National Forest and the 133,000-acre Happy Camp Complex fires in Klamath National Forest — are 98% and 97% contained, respectively, according to the U.S. Forest Service and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
The King fire started Sept. 13; Wayne Huntsman, a 37-year-old Pollock Pines resident, has been accused of intentionally setting it. The blaze forced many of the town’s residents to evacuate as it tore through steep mountainsides and burned more than 80 structures, including 12 homes.
The blaze should be fully contained by Wednesday, CalFire said.
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