Firefighters hold line at some N. Calif. fires

Associated Press

BUTTE MEADOWS, Calif. (AP) — Crews were able to hold the line against two wind-whipped wildfires in Northern California, but one in Tehama County continued to grow.

The Panther Fire north of the town of Butte Meadows had spread to 1,700 acres with no containment by Thursday morning. State fire spokesman Daniel Berlant says the fire is burning in a very remote area of brush and timber and is not threatening any homes.

A fire in Sonoma County that has burned 125 acres did not grow overnight. Berlant says full containment on the Yellow Fire is expected later Thursday.

Two smaller fires totaling 165 acres are burning in Glenn and Butte counties. Berlant says crews were also able to hold the line against one of those fires, the 55-acre Cedar Fire in Butte County.