Monday, 15 July 2024

UPDATE: Full containment on Ukiah-area fire expected later on Tuesday

UKIAH – A large wildland fire burning near Ukiah is expected to be fully contained later today.


The Sheppard Fire was sparked Monday afternoon along Robinson Creek Road near Highway 253 in the west hills near Ukiah, as Lake County News has reported.


On Tuesday morning more than 300 firefighters on scene had kept the fire's size at 105 acres, said Cal Fire spokesperson Tracy Boudreaux.


Boudreaux said the fire was 85-percent contained, and full containment is expected Tuesday afternoon.


Additional aircraft will be dispatched on Tuesday to help bring the fire under control, Boudreaux said.


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