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Containment of California wildfires grows but wind a concern

California Wildfire
Posted at 3:49 PM, Jul 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-05 18:49:25-04

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Containment of three big wildfires in Northern California has increased but potential for a new round of wind is a concern.

Containment of the 46-square-mile Lava Fire at the foot of Mount Shasta jumped to 70% on Monday and remaining evacuation orders have been downgraded to warnings.

To the northeast, the nearly 16.5-square-mile Tennant Fire has increased to 51%. Firefighters there are being cautioned that gusts could 25 mph by Tuesday.

Containment of the destructive Salt Fire north of Redding has increased to 20%.

A new fire in mountainous northern Los Angeles County remains 10% contained after covering 1.5 square miles.