Rain had a significant effect on area fires over the weekend, but residents should still be careful to avoid making sparks or fire in wildland areas.

As of Monday evening, the Inciweb fire information system listed the following acreage and containment numbers for fires burning closest to Trinity County.

August Complex, Southern Trinity, plus parts of five other counties: 1,028,801 acres at 75 percent containment, up from 58 percent last week. The fire was discovered on Aug. 16 and was caused by lightning. Full containment is estimated for Nov. 15.

Red Salmon Complex, near Hoopa: 141,342 acres at 55 percent containment, up 15 percent from last week. The fire was discovered on July 27 and was caused by lightning. No estimate has been made for full containment.

The Zogg fire in Shasta County: Estimated to be 56,305 acres in size and is 99 percent contained, up from 82 percent last week. Its cause is still under investigation.

The Fox fire, Siskiyou County: Remains at 2,188 acres at 93 percent containment. The fire was discovered Sept. 14 and was determined to have been human-caused. The estimated containment date is Oct. 1.

The Slater/ Devil fires, Siskiyou County: 155,417 and 8,849 acres at 75 and 55 percent containment, respectively. The fires were discovered on Sept. 7 and the cause is under investigation. No estimate for containment has been given.

Spring fire: 230 acres and 100 percent contained. The lightning-caused fire started Aug. 17 near Deer Lick Springs and was fully contained by Aug. 28.

Hobo fire: 413 acres and 100 percent contained. The fire was discovered on Sept. 1 near Junction City and was fully contained by Sept. 9. The cause remains under investigation. U.S. Forest Service personnel regularly revisit the site to look for flare ups.

A Red Flag Warning is in place for much of Trinity County through Friday morning as a high pressure ridge will build across the area, bringing warmer and drier conditions along with gusty offshore winds to higher elevations.

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