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Open Fire update - 7 p.m.

Contact(s): Punky Moore

WILLOWS, Calif. — Fire crews have reached 75 percent containment on the 127-acre Open Fire on the Grindstone District of the Mendocino National Forest. The fire is located 25 miles west of Willows on Open Ridge in grass, oak and mixed timber.   

Approximately 100 resources remain assigned to the incident including crews, engines and water tenders. The fire is smoldering with some isolated hot spots. The forecast shows gusty winds up to 20 mph Sunday night. Crews will be staying on the fireline to ensure burning embers do not spread outside the established lines.

There are no structures immediately threatened. The Open Fire was reported at 2 p.m. Friday. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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