Border fire winds down

Firefighters have halted the growth of the Tennant fire in the Klamath National Forest in Northern California.

The fire is now 90 percent contained by fire lines and not expected to burn more acreage, according to forest spokesman Duane Lyon. Firefighters will continue to patrol the fire and mop up hot spots within 200 feet of fire lines, he added.

Smoke from the fire, about 25 miles east of Yreka, has been contributing to haze in the Rogue Valley in recent days.

More accurate mapping has also reduced the estimated size of the fire from more than 4,100 acres to 3,225 acres, he said. Three outbuildings were consumed by the fire.

Since firefighters now have a handle on the fire, the fire management team has begun demobilizing resources assigned to the blaze, Lyon said.

Estimated cost of fighting the fire is $2.7 million. The cause remains under investigation.

— Paul Fattig

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