Mon. Feb 24th, 2020

Calif. Firefighters Have 72-Hour Window To Gain Containment Of #YoloCountyFire Before Weather Conditions Become Worse

Thanks to better weather conditions, crews battling a grass fire in Yolo and Napa counties have a narrow window to make progress against the blaze. Firefighters have a 48- to 72-hour span to gain containment as temperatures in the region cool and the wind shifts in a favorable direction.

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Ground crews conducted control burns throughout Tuesday. The controlled burns were set inside 16 miles of dozer and retardant lines. The operation aims to burn untouched grass back towards the fire, thus increasing containment on the fire — which is now roughly the size of Sacramento.

 

“It gives us the ability to control what the fire is going to do,” Cal Fire Division Chief Chris Anthony said. “Rather than engage the fire on its terms, we can engage the fire on our terms.”

 

More than 2,600 personnel are fighting the fire.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  AP
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