Firefighters get help from weather in battling Northern California blazes

13 September 2021

GREENVILLE, CA – AUGUST 08, 2021: Horses graze in a field off of North Valley Road in Greenville as the Dixie Fire continues to burn near the town. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Horses graze in a field in Greenville, Calif., as the Dixie fire continues to burn near the town. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Firefighters continued to make headway Sunday against two massive Northern California wildfires, officials said, as winds remained light and temperatures hovered only slightly above normal.

“We are making good progress,” said Marco Rodriguez, public information officer with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. “We still have a few things to take care of, but overall, the fire hasn’t grown and we are getting hold of it. Things are looking good.”

Rodriguez said the Caldor fire, to which he is assigned, was 65% contained as of Sunday morning, up from 60% on Saturday. The fire has consumed 218,950 acres and destroyed 1,003 structures but grew by only 461 acres overnight.

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