Minerva – 98 percent contained

8:10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 11: Incident command reports that the Minerva Fire is now 98 percent contained with 100 percent containment expected later today. Incident command announced that the 6 a.m. briefing was its last, as management of the fire will now transfer back to the Plumas National Forest. The fire continues to creep and smolder, and air resources are being used to cool the hot spots that pose a threat to fire containment lines. The cause of the fire, which broke out on the morning of July 29, is still under investigation. The fire’s size stands at 4,310 acres and, as of this morning, there were 483 personnel assigned to it.