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Northern California Slide Fire now fully contained, officials report

Northern California Slide Fire now fully contained, officials report

The Slide 1 Fire, located 1.5 miles north of Mount Linn in the Yolla Bolly Middle Eel Wilderness, was 100 percent contained at 473 acres as of Tuesday evening, U.S. Forest Service officials reported in what they described as the “final update” for the incident.

“I want to express my deep appreciation for everyone’s hard work,” Forest Supervisor Wade McMaster was quoted as saying in a press release, which also explained that: “Precipitation moved over the fire on Monday and rained on firefighters for several hours during the day shift. Hotshot crews finished securing containment line during Tuesday’s shift, (and on Wednesday), crews will be backhauling supplies and equipment from the fireline using aircraft.”

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In the coming days, officials said that “firefighters will be working with resource advisors on opportunities for suppression repair. Several crews and equipment are being demobilized. A helicopter remains assigned to the incident for reconnaissance, (and as of Thursday), the type-3 incident will transition to a type-4 incident.”

Forest officials also reminded visitors that “a closure is in effect for the Yolla Bolly Middle Eel Wilderness area within the Grindstone Ranger District, Ides Cove Backpacker Trailhead, Ides Cove Horsepacker Trailhead, roads and trails in that area.”