Of 6 weekend wildfires, firefighters contain only 2

Published: Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
Last Modified: Tuesday, Sep. 3, 2013 - 2:29 pm

Six wildfires burned across the region this weekend, according to the California Department of Fire and Forestry.

Four of the fires were still burning Sunday evening, but firefighters were able to fully contain the Empire fire, burning near Georgetown, and the Hough complex fire near Taylorsville in Plumas County on Sunday.

The Empire fire began Saturday at about 3 p.m., just off Highway 193 and Empire Creek Circle. It burned 38 acres.

The Hough complex fire burned 513 acres before it was contained Sunday.

The American fire, northeast of Foresthill in Placer County, burned 24,135 acres and was 78 percent contained Sunday afternoon.

The Orleans complex fire, six miles southeast of Somes Bar in Siskiyou County, burned 20,770 acres and was 39 percent contained Sunday.

The Salmon River complex, one mile west of Sawyers Bar, also in Siskiyou County, reached 14,547 acres and was 95 percent contained Sunday afternoon.

The Deer fire in Tehama County burned 10,270 acres, and was only 21 percent contained Sunday.

– Tillie Fong

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