According to a report by the Sacramento Bee, partially due to some rainfall over the weekend, the Walker Fire in Northern California is nearing 100% containment. The wet and rainy conditions aided firefighters in their efforts to quell the blaze.
The Walker Fire has burned through over 54,000 acres of land. According to an incident report from the United States Forest Service, up until the weekend, the fire was barely under control. It looked like it was going to burn through the majority of the Plumas National Forest. However, thanks to the rain and constant valiant efforts from firefighters, the fire is now, officially, 96% contained.
Fighting the Walker Fire is going so well that the U.S. Forest Services stated the following in their incident report this Tuesday Morning:
“With the high increase in containment and the threat of escape mitigated, a large number of fire personnel and equipment have started being released from the incident to return to their home units” – U.S. Forest Service.
In addition to the good news regarding containing the fire, all mandatory evacuations for the area have been lifted. Moreover, several displaced residents have started to return to their homes in droves.