Update: Hog Fire now 85 percent contained

UPDATE: 8:15 a.m. Thursday, July 30: As of this morning’s report from CalFire, the Hog Fire remains at 9,562 acres, but is now 85 percent contained.

UPDATE: 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, July 29: As of this morning’s report from CalFire, the Hog Fire is at 9,564 acres and is now 75 percent contained. Although the weather was favorable for firefighters overnight, warm temperatures and low relative humidity may influence fire activity within the control lines. Large amounts of logging slash and heavy dead fuels continue to burn and smolder well within the perimeter. Both SR-36 and SR- 44 are open for traffic; however, flames and smoke from the fire’s interior may be visible. All evacuation orders have been lifted and the demobilization of resources is currently underway. Resources are anticipated to be released based on the current fire and weather situation. The fire, which began Saturday, July 18, remains under investigation.

UPDATE: 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 28: As of this morning’s report from CalFire, the Hog Fire remains at 9,545 acres but is now 69 percent contained. The only road that remains closed is A-21 above the water tanks. Mandatory evacuations have been lifted, though warnings remain in place. Firefighters continued strengthening control lines overnight. Damage inspection is complete and the number of structures destroyed remains at 2. There were no injuries reported during this fire. The demobilization of resources is now underway.

UPDATE: 7:30 a.m. Monday, July 27: As of this morning’s report from CalFire, the Hog Fire remains at 9,545 acres but is now 60 percent contained. The only road that remains closed is A-21 above the water tanks. Mandatory evacuations have been lifted, though warnings remain in place. A red flag warning is in effect until 9 p.m. tonight.

UPDATE: 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 25: The Hog Fire is now 9,545 acres and 45 percent contained. The fire experienced minimal activity overnight and crews continued to strengthen lines. Highways 36 and 44 are now open but smoke and flames may be visible and caution is encouraged.

According to CalFire’s morning briefing the Hog Fire, burning west of Susanville, is now at 9,540 acres and 38 percent contained. Firefighters continue to strengthen control lines around the fire, provide structure defense and patrol the area. Potential exists for the fire to spot outside of the control lines. The cause of the fire, which broke out July 18 at approximately 3:30 p.m. is still under investigation. Two structures have been destroyed, but no injuries have been reported. Some residents have been allowed to return home and are urged to use caution while driving in the area.

These roads remain closed:
  • Highway 36 from the 36/44 junction to Westwood.
  • County Road A-1 closed just north of the water tanks.
Highway 44 is now open for all travel, but caution is urged as emergency personnel are in the area.
Evacuation orders:
  • West of the junction of Highways 36 and 44
  • Highway 36 east of Fredonyer Summit
This includes all roadways and trails accessed by Highways 36 and 44
All trails along Highway 36 will remain closed, including the Bizz Johnson Trail.
Evacuation warnings:
  • Lake Forest Estates, both north and south sides of Highway 36 from A-1 to Willard Creek Road.
  • Junction of Highways 36 and 44 3ast to the A-1 this encompasses River Bench, Britt Lane, Thumper Hill Road and Ridge Top Road.
  • West of brake check area on Highway 36 to the junction of Highways 36 and 44, this includes residents served by Phil Dow Road.
Resources on the fire include: 175 engines, 63 hand crews, 46 dozers, 39 water tenders, and numerous aircraft. Total personnel: 2,426.

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