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16 Complex Fire In Colusa County Fully Contained

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“It’s spread over a large area of difficult terrain,” said Cal Fire’s Mike Giannini. “We’ve got hand crews, we’ve got helicopters.”

“It’s spread over a large area of difficult terrain,” said Cal Fire’s Mike Giannini. “We’ve got hand crews, we’ve got helicopters.”

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COLUSA COUNTY (CBS/AP) – A fire that has burned almost 18,000 acres in a rugged area of Colusa County is fully contained, CAL FIRE reports.

According to the CAL FIRE incident page, 980 people are fighting the two fires that make up the 16 Complex fire. It started on September 4 off Highway 16 south of Highway 20 in the Rumsey Canyon Area.

Additional firefighters arrived at the fire on Saturday to help crews as they struggled to contain the massive blaze.

Evacuations had been issued for the area, but they have since been lifted.

The cause of the fires is still under investigation.

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