[Update 4:24 P.M.] Fire Crews Battling Vegetation Fire Near Highway 96

Screenshot from Google Maps

Screenshot from Google Maps

Scanner traffic indicates fire crews are responding to a vegetation fire on Highway 96 near Deerhorn and Weitchpec at mile marker 21. Voices over the scanner said the fire appears to be at about 5 acres. Fire crews are ordering an “air attack” on the fire. We will update this post as more information becomes available.

UPDATE 4:24 P.M.: The fire is being referred to as a “wildfire,” and additional units are being requested.



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