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Lowell Fire Now 45% Contained

CalFire’s latest update on the Lowell Fire is optimistic for those who have been forced from their homes…

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CalFire Captain Mike Mohler at the Nevada County Fairgrounds this morning. He says triple digit heat and unpredictable winds are the challenges that over 23-hundred firefighters are facing today. Mohler says evacuation orders are still in place in the same areas, and areas like Cascade Shores are still under advisory evacuations for now…

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Mohler says its possible, depending on how things go today, that evacuations could be lifted soon….

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CalFire’s latest update lists 1550 structures still threatened in Nevada and Placer Counties. One “non dollar-value” outbuilding has been destroyed. They are also saying 6 firefighters have been injured. That’s up from four. They’ve also pushed back the estimated full containment date to August 3, which is Monday.

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