king fire california outside
The King fire is now 94 percent contained, and officials anticipate full containment by the weekend. (Photo: nathanphoto/Thinkstock)

Forest Service Reopens Areas Affected by King Fire

Some locations still closed as blaze winds down

king fire california outside
Chris Cohen

Heading out the door? Read this article on the new Outside+ app available now on iOS devices for members! Download the app.

The National Forest Service has begun reopening areas of the Sierra closed by the King fire, which has burned almost 100,000 acres west of Sacramento since September 13, according to the Sacramento Bee.

The fire is now 94 percent contained. A rainy four days aided firefighters in halting the spread of the fire, according to the Los Angeles Times. More than 2,000 firefighters and support personnel are still working on the fire, down from nearly 8,000. Fire officials now anticipate full containment by this weekend, according to a Cal Fire report issued on Tuesday.

Filed to:
Lead Photo: nathanphoto/Thinkstock