WEAVERVILLE (CBS/AP) — Fire officials say a lightning-sparked blaze in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest has grown to 1,331 acres and is about 5 percent contained Saturday morning.
The U.S. Forest Service says crews working in warm and windy conditions successfully built and improved containment lines overnight but that moderate winds could help it spread, mainly south.READ MORE: Former Oakland Police Captain Wounded During Fatal Shooting At Gas Station
The lightning-sparked blaze broke out in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest about halfway between Eureka and Redding, where temperatures were in the 90s Friday and expected to stay the same through the weekend.READ MORE: COVID: Sonoma County Latest To Loosen Mask Rules In Some Fully Vaccinated Settings
The Forest Service says power has been restored to the town Hyampom, which went dark when the fire began because power lines run close to the blaze.
The fire that started Tuesday is the largest of 20 lightning-sparked blazes that have broken out in the area this week.
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