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American Fire Now 94% Contained

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Firefighters fighting the American Fire burning West of Lake Tahoe say that the blaze is now 94% contained.

The fire, which has been burning since August 10th, is just over 26,000 acres in size. Officials say they are still investigating the cause of the fire, but that it may have been human caused.

Firefighters say they are coordinating the re-opening of Mosquito Ridge road before the holiday weekend, but ask forest visitors to be aware of current road closures, and low visibility due to smoky conditions.

Currently over 1,000 personnel are at working to finish containment, as the fire becomes more manageable, those firefighters will be dispatched to other large fires burning in the region.

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