Red Salmon Complex Fire is 75% contained

 HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM)- Helicopters utilize water drops to subdue the Red Salmon Complex Fire over the weekend.

The fire has now grown to more than 143,000 acres with 75% containment.

Nearly 500 people are currently battling the blaze.

Crews continue to monitor containment lines and improve areas near Plummer Creek.

As containment increases, crews will work on suppression repair.

Crews are working with resource advisors to protect natural and cultural resources impacted by the fire.