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UPDATE: Deer Fire now 75% contained in Tehama County

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Aug 27 2013 10:02:34 AM CDT
Deer fire map photo
LOS MOLINOS, Calif. -

Firefighters continue to make progress in the fight against the Deer Fire in eastern Tehama County.  As of Tuesday morning, the fire had burned 10,378 acres and it was 75% contained.

Significant progress toward containment was made in all divisions utilizing
ground crews and aircraft. Suppression efforts involve shuttling fire personnel by air into and out of the remote fire area using heavy lift helicopters from the California National Guard.

The fire is burning in rugged terrain and in a section of the Ishi Wilderness. Handlines continued to be improved along the Lassen Trail and into the Mill Creek drainage. All hiking trails within the Ishi Wilderness have been temporarily closed for the public's safety.

Threat to powerlines in the area have been mitigated through the fire suppression efforts. Fire suppression repair efforts have begun.