Wildfire In Remote Hills Near Fairfax Is Fully Contained

FAIRFAX (CBS SF/KCBS) — Fire officials in Marin County say a wildfire burning in the remote hills west of Fairfax since last night is now fully contained.

Marin County fire Battalion Chief Mike Giannini said fire crews first responded to a report of a fire in the trees along the Bolinas-Fairfax ridgeline between Kent and Alpine lakes just after 9 p.m. on Friday.

Cool temperatures Friday night and light winds today helped firefighters tame the blaze in the tough, dry terrain, Giannini said.

The chief said that the conditions firefighters encountered were similar to what they would expect to see during the summer months.

Giannini also said the area’s dense vegetation made it “difficult to access and subsequently extinguish all of the hot spots.”

The fire was in such a remote location, no homes were evacuated.

Crews from Marin County, Ross Valley, Bolinas Volunteer fire departments, and Cal Fire, were battling the blaze.

The California Highway Patrol and Marin County Sheriff’s Office provided traffic and air support for the fire crews.

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