13th largest wildfire in California history finally out

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Posted: Nov 06, 2015 10:20 PM

SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that burned for more than three months, becoming one of the largest blazes in California history, is finally contained.

Fire officials announced on Friday that they've corralled the so-called Rough Fire, which burned nearly 238 square miles of rugged land in the Sequoia and Sierra national forests.

Lightning sparked the blaze on July 31 and it grew to become the 13th-largest fire in modern California history.

At one point, more than 3,700 firefighters battled the blaze.

Some areas affected by the fire remain closed for road work. The U.S. Forest Service says those areas may reopen next summer.