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Reading Fire grows to over 9,000 acres

Feather Publishig
8/10/2012
11:00 a.m. update

The Reading Fire is now approximately 9,063 acres and 5% contained.

Late yesterday, a spot fire got established at the base of West Prospect Peak. Due to very dry fuel conditions, firefighters have contended with the fire spotting across the lines.

The Lassen National Forest and Lassen Volcanic National Park are working together and providing a coordinated response to the fire. Smoke impacts will continue for the foreseeable future.

In the interest of public safety Summit Lake Campground has been closed due to increased fire suppression activities in the area. The main park highway (Hwy 89) continues to be closed for from Chaos Crags to Kings Creek. Lost Creek, Crags, Summit Lake campgrounds are closed.

Lassen National Forest has initiated fire emergency closures: Please visit the Lassen National Forest web-site at www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/lassen/alerts-notices for further details.


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