Ranch fire’s forward progress stopped

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The largest wildfire in state history did not grow Tuesday and is now 93 percent contained, according to Cal Fire.

The Ranch fire remained at 410,182 acres as of 7 p.m., unchanged since Monday.

“The forward progress of the fire has been stopped,” said Capt. Cary Wright, a Cal Fire public information officer.

Officials also reported the Cache fire near Spring Valley, east of Clearlake Oaks, was held to 103 acres and firefighters have it 93 percent contained.

That fire started Sunday afternoon. Its cause remained under investigation.

Meanwhile Monday night two small fires broke out in close proximity along Highway 101 in northern Mendocino County, according to Cal Fire.

The fires were in the rural community of Piercy. One was stopped at about three acres and the other was a spot fire.

You can reach Staff Writer Randi Rossmann at 707‑521-5412 or randi.rossmann@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter@rossmannreport.

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