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Red Bank Fire now 90 percent contained after charring 8,838 acres

by Redding Record-Searchlight news staff |

The Red Bank Fire in Norther California’s Tehama County is now 90 percent contained, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection officials.
The acreage remained at 8,838 acres. The statement also said firefighters battling the blaze are preparing for significant weather change that will last through Friday.

"Weather will be significantly hotter and drier with light winds from the north potentially creating increased fire activity," said the statement. “The weather will create potential challenges for the firefighters and containment lines, but personnel will continue to build on the progress made overnight."

Started by a lightning strike Sept. 5, the wildfire is burning west of Red Bluff. It started in the area of Hammer Loop Road and Pettyjohn Road.