Firefighters who have worked to contain the Goose Fire near Prather are starting to go home as the wildfire, which has burned 2,241 acres, dies down.
The containment area is increasing every 12 hours, said Mike Yeun, a Cal Fire spokesman.
“No fire behavior occurred during the day,” Cal Fire said in its Thursday evening update. “Firefighters will continue to extinguish hot spots and improve containment lines.”
Cal Fire anticipates having the blaze fully contained by Monday, Yeun said. By Friday morning, firefighters were 90 percent of the way there, and no overnight fire behavior was observed, Cal Fire said.
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The fire started almost a week ago off Gooseberry Lane and Morgan Canyon Road, south of Prather. More than 1,650 firefighters have battled the 2,241-acre blaze, which has destroyed four homes and five outbuildings and damaged one other structure.
Friday morning, all evacuation warnings and road closures were lifted.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.