Fire near Bodie laying down

Firefighters have a line two-thirds of the way around the Potato fire northwest of Bodie as of last night. The weather provided a little help in slowing the fire down, with a steady drizzle of rain falling on Sunday evening.

The threat to Bodie decreased during the day on Sunday and four hand crews have continued to run a line around the fire that had burned 610 acres of sagebrush and grass.

The U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and Nevada Division of Forestry are battling the blaze.

The news isn't so good for the Constantia fire burning near Doyle, where the Lassen County Sheriff's Department enforced an evacuation order.

Firefighters have a line around only 10 percent of the blaze, which increased in size to 1,700 acres on Sunday.

High winds caused spot fires along the front of the main fire, causing it to spread rapidly into the Plumas National Forest.

More than 160 firefighters, consisting mostly of five hand crews and 10 engines are working on the fire. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Nevada Division of Forestry and Lassen County firefighters are battling the blaze, which is in brush, grass and Jeffrey pine.

According to the CalFire Web site, there have been more than 2,500 lightning strikes across northeast California, setting 17 confirmed fires. The Constantia fire is one of 15 burning in Lassen County.


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