Sacto 9-1-1
August 30, 2013
Foresthill area's wildfire declared contained as Rim blaze continues to burn

Three fires that have raged in California this week were declared fully contained this morning.

The fires that are now 100 percent contained are the Deer fire in Tehama County, the Little fire in Riverside County and the American fire in Placer County. The American fire, northeast of Foresthill in steep terrain, burned 27,440 acres.

Progress continued to be made on the hard-to-fight Rim fire near Yosemite National Park. The fire, now recognized as the fifth largest in recorded California history, has now burned 201,894 acres, according to a press release from Cal Fire.

Firefighters have been able to get the blaze 32 percent contained through a combination of aerial and ground attack. About 8,300 firefighters are working throughout the state on the seven remaining large wildfires. Nearly 5,000 firefighters are battling the Rim fire.

Evacuation advisories for Tuolumne City, Soulsbyville and Willow Spring were lifted Thursday. The advisory remains in place for other communities in the area, and mandatory evacuations are in place along the fire's southeast edge, according the the Associated Press.

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