The American Fire is 94 percent contained as of early today, with fire crews keeping hot spots from spreading and doing mop-up work in the wake of the blaze in the Tahoe National Forest. Update: 10:50 a.m.
Containment of the American Fire has grown to 83 percent as of Monday night. Crews along the south, north and west perimeters are in patrol status, with windy conditions still challenging the western edge of the fire. Update: 10:30 p.m.
A community meeting to update residents on the American Fire is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at the Foresthill Veteran's Memorial Hall. Containment has grown to 78 percent, with 24,135 acres burned. Five structures have been lost. Update: 3:30 p.m.
Favorable weather allowed crews to strengthen containment lines, which stands at nearly 24,000 acres burned and 67 percent containment. Some crews have been assigned to other fires, with 1,429 people still working the incident. Update: 9:30 p.m.
The American Fire has grown to more than 20,200 acres while firefighters have the blaze 66 percent contained. Mop-up efforts are under way on two fronts, to keep the fire from spreading beyond containment lines. Update: 6:15 p.m.
The American Fire was 63 percent contained as of late Tuesday, as winds are pushing the blaze nearer the Foresthills area. A Red Flag warning remains in effect until 11 p.m. today. Fire officials say full containment is expected around Sept. 1.
Fighting the American Fire is slow-going, thanks to heavy timber, rugged terrain and changing weather. The fire is nearly 15,000 acres, with containment at 54 percent as of Tuesday afternoon. Updated: 2:45 p.m.