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Brush fire in California Valley grows to 900 acres

Posted: 10:30 PM, May 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-30 04:25:39-04

UPDATE (10:35 p.m.) – CAL FIRE says the first has burned 900 acres and is 50 percent contained.

Fire officials say that forward progress has been stopped.

Firefighters report that the fire has burnt mostly grass.


UPDATE (8:15 p.m.) – CAL FIRE says the structure threat has been mitigated.


 

UPDATE (7:53 p.m.) – CAL FIRE says crews are working to contain the fire in California Valley.

The agency says crews are dealing with windy conditions as they battle the flames.


 

UPDATE (7:17 p.m.) – CAL FIRE says the fire burning off Belmont Trail in California Valley has now grown to approximately 700 acres.

Firefighters say the fire is burning mostly in grass.

CAL FIRE says crews are making good progress in gaining containment.


 

UPDATE (6:42 p.m.) – CAL FIRE reports that the blaze, known as the Belmont Fire, has grown to 150 acres.

Ten engines and six air tankers are assigned to the fire.


 

ORIGINAL STORY (5:43 p.m.) – CAL FIRE firefighters responded to a vegetation fire in California Valley Wednesday afternoon.

It was reported just after 5 p.m. on Belmont Trail.

As of 5:35 p.m., the fire was estimated at five acres in size.

CAL FIRE was calling in additional ground and air resources to help fight the fire.

This is a developing story and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.