Snowy weather to extinguish Sequoia forest fire

Snowy weather to extinguish Sequoia forest fire

12 December 2008

published by www.mercurynews.com


USA — Authorities say a cold front predicted to arrive this weekend should put the kibosh on a stubborn wildfire burning on the edge of the Sequoia National Forest.

Matt Dickson, of the Western Divide Ranger District, says that as of Thursday, the fire has charred 172 acres, aided by warm, dry temperatures during the day in the forest.

Dickson said firefighters this week started to build fire lines to contain the flames, but snow and cold weather this weekend should stamp out the blaze.

The blaze broke out Dec. 5 on the Tule River Indian Reservation, likely from human causes.


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