Lake County fire now 100% contained

  • 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

The week-old Scotts Fire, the latest of several wildfires to strike the North Coast in recent weeks, was fully contained Friday evening, Cal Fire said.

The 4,618-acre wildfire in the Cow Mountain Area northwest of Lakeport had not grown for several days, though it continued to burn inside the perimeter.

Work was expected to be ongoing in the fire zone, as it was in neighboring fires, to douse hot spots and repair hardscape and environmental damage caused by fire suppression work.

Scotts Fire 9.07.12


Smoke may continue to be visible within the fire perimeter as mop-up efforts continue, Cal Fire said.

About 500 fire personnel remained on the job at the Scotts Fire south of Highway 20 in Lake County.

Some roads and trails in the area will remain closed or restricted to traffic.

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