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Open Fire update - 9 a.m.

Contact(s): Punky Moore

WILLOWS, Calif. — Fire crews worked through the night and reached 50 percent containment on the Open Fire, 25 miles west of Willows on the Grindstone district of the Mendocino National Forest. The fire is located on Open Ridge in grass, oak and mixed timber and is estimated at 100 acres.

Crews are working in steep, rocky terrain to improve firelines and extinguish burning vegetation near the firelines. Approximately 100 resources are assigned to the incident including four engines, three water tenders, and three crews. Aircraft are available as needed.

There are no structures immediately threatened. The popular Fouts Springs OHV area, seven miles south of the incident, is open. The Open Fire was reported at 2 p.m. Friday. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The forecast shows very warm and dry conditions through the weekend. The temperature will be in the 90s with north winds up to 10 mph.  Please check Facebook, Twitter or Inciweb for further updates.