The Lone Fire, five miles southeast of Clear Lake on the Modoc National Forest was at 87-percent containment as of Tuesday morning and remained at 5,737 acres, according to a Forest news release. Firefighters continued Tuesday to patrol and extinguish hot spots to keep the fire within the current perimeter. There are still some smoldering fuels near the line, but this is becoming less of an issue as the vegetation is fully consumed or extinguished.
As progress is made, resources are being released to their home unit or to assist with other active fires. Staffing on the fire has decreased to 57 from a high of 136.
Full containment is expected Thursday, Sept. 12.