SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — Officials say crews have made more progress toward taming a massive wildfire in Northern California.
U.S. Forest Service spokesman Michael Williams says more rain and high humidity on Saturday aided firefighters battling the King Fire, which did not see a major spread since it began two weeks ago.READ MORE: COVID: Certain California Prison Guards Must Be Vaccinated, Judge Rules
The blaze has burned more than 151 square miles of a heavily forested region east of Sacramento.READ MORE: 2-Alarm Fire Burns Commercial Structure in San Jose
Williams said Sunday that the fire is 87 percent contained — up 3 percent from Saturday. More than 4,800 firefighters remain on the scene to strengthen containment lines as fire suppression and repair teams assess the damage.
The blaze has destroyed about a dozen homes and nearly 70 other structures near Pollock Pines in El Dorado County.
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