Fire Near Bridgeport Still 90% Contained

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BRIDGEPORT, CA - A fire that threatened structures about ten miles north of Bridgeport is 90% contained, according to Sierra Front, with full containment projected for Tuesday, July 23 (moved from the 22nd).

Voluntary evacuation requests have been lifted.

The Swauger Fire broke out Thursday afternoon. It's burning 87 acres of timber and brush, downgraded from the earlier believed 100, in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

Lightning is determined to have caused the fire.

Although the rainfall has been a considerable factor in reduced fire behavior, the fire continues to burn in heavy downed fuels within the containment lines.

The significant rainfall has resulted in flash flooding, unstable footing and unsafe driving condition for the fire crews.

35 personnel, 1 helicopter and a hand crew remain on the fire to continue containment and mop-up activities.