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Fire crews focus on containment of Salmon Fire on Sunday

Cal Fire said that the fire is up to 60% containment.

PILOT HILL, Calif. — Fire crews are gaining containment on a wildfire north of Salmon Falls Bridge in Pilot Hill.

The fire started around noon on Saturday. On Sunday, Cal Fire said in an update that it hasn't grown since it reached 32 acres last night, and it is currently at 60% containment.

"Fire crews continue to mop up hot spots on the steep slopes in the area of the Darrington trails of the Folsom Recreation Area.  Despite the windy conditions, fire crews have achieved 60% containment of the fire. A CAL FIRE Engine Company is assigned to the fire tonight with more crews expected to relieve them in the morning," Cal Fire said in a press release.

No structures are threatened and no civilians have been hurt in this firefight. One firefighter has suffered a minor injury.

"It's shaping up to be a really busy fire season again," said Diana Swart, the public information officer for Cal Fire's Amador-El Dorado Unit, as firefighters continued to work the edges of the wildfire. 

Swart said at its peak, more than 150 personnel responded to the fire, with helicopters and air tankers dumping a ring of bright pink fire retardant. 

"If it had grown quick, and fast, with the terrain the way that it is, it could have been a little bit unpredictable for some of the homes across the canyon there," Swart said.

There are no evacuation orders in the fire since fire officials lifted an evacuation warning around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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