Crews Contain Destructive Wildfire Near Redding

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
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REDDING, Calif. (AP) - Fire crews have fully contained a blaze that killed one man and destroyed nearly 70 homes in far northern California.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the Clover Fire west of Redding was 100 percent contained Sunday morning, nearly a week after it started.

The blaze charred nearly 13 square miles, destroyed 68 homes and 128 other structures, and killed 56-year-old Brian Stanley Henry.

On Saturday, officials reopened a State Route 120 into Yosemite National Park that was closed for nearly three weeks because of the Rim Fire, which has burned nearly 400 square miles. The blaze is now about 80 percent contained.

Also Saturday, firefighters fully contained a wildfire that burned nearly 5 square miles and forced evacuations in Mount Diablo State Park in Contra Costa County.

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