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The Monument fire is estimated at 218,457 acres and 53% contained, Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service reported Saturday morning, Sept. 18. The Knob Fire is estimated at 2,421 acres and 100% contained.

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The forestwide closure on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest remains in effect through tonight, Sept. 17. The forest reopens Saturday, Sept. 18, except in areas with fire-specific closures (McFarland, Monument, River Complex, Salt, Lava, Antelope).

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Effective today, Sept. 16, there will be continuous traffic control nightly (7 days a week) from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. via a pilot car on Highway 299 in Trinity County through areas affected by the Monument fire.

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