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UPDATE: Grass fire in Shandon now 100 percent contained, total acreage burned revised

Posted at 7:00 AM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 01:12:53-04

UPDATE (6:17 p.m.) – CAL FIRE reports that the Gillis Fire near Shandon is now 100 percent contained after burning a revised 974 acres.


UPDATE (4:24 p.m.) – The Gillis Fire, which broke out Monday near Shandon, is now 90 percent contained, according to CAL FIRE.

Full containment is expected by 6 p.m.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

(7:01 a.m.) – A fast-moving grass fire in Shandon is now 75 percent contained after burning more than 1,200 acres, Cal Fire officials said Tuesday morning.

Firefighters spent the night strengthening containment lines and extinguishing hot spots on the Gillis Fire.

The fire broke out around 2:45 p.m. on Monday near 330 block of S. Gillis Canyon Road near San Juan Road, southeast of Shandon.

By 6:30 p.m., firefighters had stopped forward progress after a firing operation.

One structure was initially threatened but fire officials said it was saved by the first engines at the scene and by firefighting aircraft.

The cause is under investigation.

Firefighters earlier in the day on Monday put out a string of small fires that broke out around 1 p.m. on the eastbound side of Highway 46 East near Jardine Road.