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Firefighters halt Scotts Fire progress

  • Jessica Lee, left and Mike Martin of Cal Fire in Ukiah work hot spots on the edge of the Scotts Fire on Cow Mountain between Lake and Mendocino County, Tuesday Sept. 11, 2012. The two firefighters were part of the initial attack when the fire broke at last Friday. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

Firefighters appear to have stopped the expansion of the Scotts Fire northwest of Lakeport, keeping the wildland blaze to 4,618 acres for a second consecutive day after very little growth three days ago.

The fire, which started last Friday afternoon near the Lake-Mendocino county line, was 85 percent contained by Friday morning, Cal Fire said.

Though a red flag warning issued at the start of the week has since been lifted, Cal Fire officials warned that conditions in the fire area were expected to remain hot and extremely dry.

Scotts Fire 9.07.12

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Officials cautioned against using yard maintenance equipment with gas or electric powered mowers that could spark a fire after 10 a.m., and said residents should never pull a vehicle onto dry grass.


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