Posted: Jul 31, 2012 8:26 PM by CJ, The Associated Press
Updated: Jul 31, 2012 8:26 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Warmer temperatures, lower humidity and rugged terrain are making it tough for the nearly 900 firefighters battling two separate blazes in the Plumas National Forest.
Fire officials say the latest update of the so-called called the Chips Fire shows it has consumed about 1,000 acres, or about 1.5 square miles.
Four homes in a trailer park are threatened by the blaze.
The fire is ten percent contained, with officials saying fire crews won't have the blaze surrounded until Monday.
The second fire in the national forest has scorched about 780 acres, or a little more than a square mile. That fire, called the Peak Fire, is in a remote area of forest and is not threatening any homes.
To the south, a wildfire east of Bakersfield, in Sequoia National Park's Bodfish Canyon, is 90 percent contained.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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