Eel Fire 100 percent contained

Contact(s): Punky Moore

COVELO, Calif. — The Eel Fire, located 10 miles east of Covelo, is 100 percent contained at 972 acres. All areas and roads are open. The fire started July 31 and the cause is under investigation.

After the fire is contained, there is still work to do to improve the fireline and patrol the area to ensure embers from smoldering vegetation do not spread outside the containment line. Seventy personnel remain on the incident including two crews, three engines, one dozer and two water tenders. 

This is the last update on the Eel Fire. Please use caution while traveling through the area as personnel and equipment are still working on the fire.