California fire officials say they are making progress as they battle several blazes burning in Northern California and that firefighters are focused on saving lives and homes.
Battalion Chief John Messina said Tuesday fire crews slowed the spread of one of the blazes into towns near Clear Lake, including Lakeport, a city of 5,000. He says the fire instead spread into the Mendocino National Forest.
Messina says fire crews focused their efforts on saving lives and homes and that’s why only 10 houses have been destroyed by two massive fires straddling Mendocino and Lake counties. No injuries have been reported. The Mendocino Complex Fires erupted over the past 24 hours, growing to nearly 75,000 Acres.
But he told a community meeting in Lake County that people should remain vigilant because fires can easily jump containment lines.
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Jul. 31, 2018 4:10 PM CST