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Pawnee fire in Lake County 65 percent contained

Firefighters continued to build and reinforce control lines around the Pawnee fire in Lake County on Friday, achieving 65 percent containment of the blaze that remains at 13,700 acres, Cal Fire officials said.

Full containment of the wildland fire that broke out a week ago is expected on Tuesday

There were no mandatory evacuations in effect, Cal Fire said.

Walker Ridge Road remained closed at Highway 20, affecting access to the Indian Valley Reservoir boat launch and campground.

Nearly 2,670 firefighters were assigned to the blaze, along with 159 engines, 28 water tenders, 16 helicopters and 29 bulldozers.

The fire has destroyed 22 structures, but no other buildings were threatened on Friday.

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