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American Fire Wednesday Evening Update

The American Fire has burned 16,779 acres and crews have established 60% containment as of Wednesday evening.

The fire area remains under NWS Red Flag Warning through 2300 Wednesday for combination lightning and dry fuels.

Crews continue to mop up containment lines on the west side of the fire. On the north and north-east edge, fire crews continue to hold and improve containment lines and prepare for firing operations if needed. Efforts to contain the fire along the more difficult steep and hazardous terrain on the east and south-east perimeters continues with crews using direct fire attack methods where possible, roll out of burning material remains a concern. Aircraft are supporting crews on the ground when smoke conditions permit flying.

The fire is established in Antoine, Manilla, Scewrauger and Cavanah Canyons, consumption of heavy fuels will continue to contribute to smoke in surrounding areas.

Yesterday afternoon, a thunderstorm began to develop south-east of the area resulting in erratic winds over the fire area. A Red Flag Warning remains in effect until 11:00 pm Wednesday.

Resources: Total Personnel: 1822

Hand Crews: 51 Engines: 72 Dozers: 40 Water Tenders: 42 Helicopters: 13

Structures Destroyed: 4 structures have been destroyed by the American Fire.

Closure Update: Foresthill Rd is closed from Forest Rd 66 to Robinson Flat Campround andForest Rd 43 from Robinson Flat Campground to Mosquito Ridge Rd.

Robinson Flat Campground and Duncan Peak Lookout remain closed.

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