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Day 6: Silverado Fire Nearly 100 Percent Contained

The six-day-old Silverado Fire, which has burned close to 1,000 acres, was nearly surrounded Wednesday, and most firefighters were on “mop-up” duty. The 968-acre blaze was 95 percent contained with 378 firefighters on the job, according to Jake Rodriguez, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service. “We’re primarily on mop-up duty,” Rodriguez said. Numerous firefighters […]