The East fire burning in the Yolla Bolly Middle Eel Wilderness in far southeastern Trinity County is reported today to be at 125 acres and 1 percent contained.

The lightning-caused fire in the Mendocino National Forest was reported by the Anthony Peak Lookout on Monday, June 17, at 4 p.m. It is burning in snags and brush 43 miles west of Red Bluff in the area of the Yellow fire from 2008.

The fire is projected to spread southeast.

Fire managers have identified an area where the fire will be managed to reduce risk to firefighters, remove hazardous fuels and decrease the probability of high severity wildfires in this area in the future. The confinement area is between East Ridge, Buck Ridge and Wrights Ridge.

As of June 19, there are 110 personnel working on the fire with additional resources ordered. Planned actions include brushing and burning along East Ridge.

More information can be found at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6394/.

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