Buckeye Fire by Petrolia

There is a 700 acre fire out by Petrolia. I’m a little confused. On the same Calfire  site, it says both that “No structure threat or evacuations” and “50 structures threatened near Conklin Creek and Rainbow Ridge– 1 destroyed, evacuations in progress.”

UPDATE: I talked to Terri  Klemetson at KMUD. That blog linked above  is not an official Calfire site (though apparently updated by fire personnel.)  Calfire, itself, has not declared any structures threatened or requested evacuations at this point.  Calfire will have a situation update tonight at 6.  I’ll try to cover it and Terri will also.

UPDATE2: Terri from KMUD Says that  Cricket Baird with Calfire says…

After the fog cleared, aircraft were able to more accurately assess the fire perimeter, as of 6 pm this evening the Buckeye Fire is 348 acres and 15 % contained.

Another correction was issued after the 6 pm calfire command change,   the structure that burned last night was not a residence it was an outbuilding.

It is currently raining in the Petrolia area, so Calfire says the Buckeye Fire is not moving, and they expect  to have a larger area contained by morning.

Calfire asks the public to please stay away from the Buckeye Incident, more traffic on the roads is dangerous for fire personnel on the narrow roads.

“Situation notes: Fire made several runs yesterday with spotting. Air Attack resources dealing with cloud cover and winds over the incident.  “keeps coming and going” and “wont go away” “squirly winds”.”

Here is the Incident report.

Buckeye Fire Incident Information:

Last Updated: September 7, 2010 7:30 am
Date/Time Started: September 6, 2010 9:36 am
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Humboldt-Del Norte Unit
County: Humboldt County
Location: on Buckeye Mountain near Petrolia
Acres Burned: 700 acres
Containment 700 acres – 5% contained
Structures Destroyed:1 residence
Total Fire Personnel: 183 (173 CAL FIRE)
Engines: 12 (10 CAL FIRE
Fire crews: 8 CAL FIRE
Dozers: 2 CAL FIRE
Water tenders: 3
Conditions: The fire started last night and initial reports include three drainages involved. Aerial recon will occur once daylight arrives providing more information on the fire.

The fire is moving East towards Rainbow Ridge.

The fire has grown significantly being driven by an approaching storm front. Today’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a 20% chance of rain. Daylight will provide a better picture of conditions.

The latest I heard is that it is 5% contained.

Not my photos sadly. There are more below.

Thanks to the person who sent these!

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Here’s a feed for live action.

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3 comments

  • Whoa! Crazy pics! Thanks for the report.

  • This is great news, so long as many grows go up in flames, toyota trucks are burnt to the ground, and it spreads to Richardson Grove- would people cry if it needed to be widened to allow fire trucks to save their over-ferted & overwatered garbage they call pot?

  • This is great news, so long as many grows go up in flames, toyota trucks are burnt to the ground, and it spreads to Richardson Grove- would people cry if it needed to be widened to allow fire trucks to save their over-ferted & overwatered garbage they call pot?

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