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Containment of Lopez Fire increases to 85 percent

Posted: 7:25 AM, Sep 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-26 10:25:05-04
Fire near Lopez Lake burns 220 acres, 85% contained

Firefighters continue to make more progress containing the Lopez Fire that started last Saturday near Lopez Lake.

As of Thursday morning, CAL FIRE officials say the burn area is 85 percent contained.

Fire investigators determined the brush fire was sparked by an improperly extinguished campfire.

While fire officials are reminding everyone about how to safely and thoroughly put out a campfire , authorities are still looking for who is responsible for starting the Lopez Fire.

Anyone with information about who may have started the Lopez Fire is asked to contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at (805) 549-7867. Officials say callers may remain anonymous