‘Great strides’ in Mosquito fire containment, as California blaze nears 50,000 acres
A Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane drops water on the ridge near Baltimore Mine Road during the Mosquito Fire on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. - Sara Nevis/snevis@sacbee.com/The Sacramento Bee/TNS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Crews continue to make steady progress battling the Mosquito fire burning in Placer and El Dorado counties, with officials reporting “great strides” in containment on some sections of the fire amid changing weather conditions. Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service on Tuesday morning reported the fire at 49,761 acres (78 square miles) with 18% containment, up from 10% containment Monday morning. Nearly 2,700 personnel are now assigned to the fire, which started Sept. 6 near Mosquito Road and Oxbow Reservoir inside Tahoe National Forest, in the Northern California foothills e...