Remote Brush Fire Burns Out of Control In Sonoma County
ST. HELENA, Calif. (AP) _ A fire burned through brush in a steep, remote area of northern California on Saturday, and firefighters could not estimate when the blaze would be contained.
″We have 120 people and one water-dropping helicopter fighting the flames burning at the 2,000-foot elevation,″ said Debbie Matteoli of the California Department of Forestry.
Forestry Capt. Scott Primm said no homes were in danger and no injuries were reported.
The fire was reported by department personnel who were training in the Sonoma County area, about 80 miles north of San Francisco. The blaze had consumed 80 acres by Saturday evening.
″It’s burning in real heavy fuels and it’s going to take us a while to contain it,″ Primm said, adding that winds hampered their ability to extinguish the fire. The blaze’s cause was unknown.