Cooler Temps and Rain Slow Fires Burning Out-of-the-area


Fires burning out of the area are gaining containment, with rainfall and cooler temperatures aiding the firefight. The Barnes fire in Modoc County is nearly 6,000 acres and 44% contained. Sheriff Tex Dowdy says the flames got some rain yesterday, and the winds remained calm throughout the evening, adding that fire crews have made good progress and established well-built lines around the fire. Yet the sheriff says a risk remains for homes near the fire.

The mosquito fire continues near Foresthill, with over 11,000 people evacuating their homes. The fire is just over 48,000 acres, with growth slowing down with cooler temperatures with the majority of the active fire burning on the eastern flank. Firefighters have been able to get 16% containment. Smoke is continuing to impact the region. The Reno National Weather Service shows that conditions worsen
this afternoon and evening, and expect additional air quality and visibility reductions.