Cal Fire says firefighters are mopping up after Dale Fire
DALES, Calif. —
Firefighters in Tehama County said they're beginning to mop up after the Dale Fire that started Monday afternoon.
Cal Fire officials said firefighters gained a good handle on the situation Monday night.
The fire is 80 percent contained and they said there focus now is mopping up after the fire and putting out any remaining spot fires that exist.
The fire burned 856 acres, but Cal Fire said no structures have been destroyed and there were no reported power outages at this time.
Kevin Colburn a Public Information Officer with Cal Fire said a good portion of their success in suppressing the fire came from a heavy response.
"So the crews have been here since the fire started yesterday late afternoon, they were out here all night. And then there will be crews throughout today and into tomorrow as well. So we just to make sure like I said that it's completely out," said Colburn.
Colburn said during the fire they used 5 air tankers, 3 helicopters, fire engines, bulldozers, hand crews and water tenders to attack the flames.
He added there was initially an issue with a gas line when the fire broke out. But, that problem has been mitigated and should not impact anyone in the area.
He also said he wanted to remind all drivers going down highway 36 to be careful because Cal Fire still has large equipment and trucks along the roadway putting out spot fires.