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American Fire - Sunday Update: Community Meeting Set for Monday

August 25, 2013

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.

American Fire Update: Containment Lines Strengthened

August 24, 2013

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.

American Fire Keeps Growing, Crews Gaining Ground

August 23, 2013

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.

Crews Holding Containment of American Fire

August 22, 2013

Aggressive firefighting from the air and ground have kept the American Fire from rapid growth. Containment stands at 60 percent as of Thursday night. Nearly 18,000 acres have burnt. Update: 10:30 p.m.

American Fire Pricetag: $1 Million Per Day

August 21, 2013

Officials say the American Fire burning in the Tahoe National Forest does not appear to be arson, but was caused by humans. So far, the wildfire has cost $ 1 million a day to fight.

Crews Gain Ground on American Fire, Erratic Winds Still a Concern

August 21, 2013

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.

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