Swauger Fire Near Bridgeport 90% Contained - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe News Weather, Video -

Swauger Fire Near Bridgeport 90% Contained

Posted: Updated:
Courtesy: Kurt Kuznicki Courtesy: Kurt Kuznicki
A lightning-sparked brushfire burning north of Bridgeport, California is expected to be fully contained sometime on Tuesday.

The 87-acre Swauger Fire is currently 90% contained. It started last Thursday afternoon in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

At one point, five structures were threatened, but that no longer is the case.

Nearly 100 personnel are still working on the fire. Crews will continue mop up and containment today.

Over the next few weeks, people can expect to see smoke in isolated areas within the perimeter of the fire.

Meanwhile, the Plumas National Forest in California received over 1,000 lightning strikes in the latest spate of thunderstorms passing through that area since last week.

To date, 36 fires have been located, totaling about 50 acres. Six of the fires accounted for over 40 of those acres, while most of the fires were single tree-related or about 1/10 to ¼ acre in size.

The Chance Fire near Frenchman Lake was contained on Saturday at 28 acres – the lightning-sparked fire started late last week. 

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.