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Hirz Fire close to full contaiment

by by Jessica Skropanic |

REDDING, Calif. – The Hirz Fire in Northern California's Shasta County was 97 percent contained as of Monday evening, U.S. Forest Service officials said. The fire has stopped growing at 46,150 acres, but it was less contained than officials had thought Monday morning when they announced it was fully contained.

Crews focused on holding and mopping up contained areas Monday. They secured the fire line near South Fork and did suppression repair in affected areas.

The Hirz Fire, which started Aug. 9, and Delta Fire were both caused by people, and forest service officials have said the fires are under investigation. They've not released any more information about how the fires started.