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North State’s Campbell fire remains 55 percent contained

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 - 12:00 pm

A stubborn wildfire burning in the foothills west of Butte Meadows has scorched 745 acres and remains 55 percent contained nearly a week after it was reported.

The Campbell fire, burning in the Ishi Wilderness Area of the Lassen National Forest, started Thursday near the Tehama County community of Campbellville.

The fire is moving through steep and rocky terrain in the Deer Creek drainage, said Esther Miranda-Cole, a spokeswoman for the Lassen Forest.

Over 500 personnel and five helicopters now working on the fire are from the U.S. Forest Service, CALFIRE, Bureau of Land Management, and several local government fire departments.

Crews hope to complete a fire line construction down to Deer Creek on the east and west ends of the fire and are counting on less wind and higher humidity to help them, Miranda-Cole said.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

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