5 Acre Fire Burning Near Hoopa
About 2 p.m., a five acre fire was reported to be burning out of control near Hoopa in brush and grass. [Cal Fire has since updated that the incident is one mile south of Weitchpec.]
Hoopa Fire Department requested assistance from the US Forest Service as well as Cal Fire aircraft. Resources on the fire so far include: 1 Air Tactical, 3 Helicopter, 3 Air Tankers (1 heavy 2 standard).
The fire is being called the Milepost Incident.
UPDATE 7:20 p.m.: For the latest information, click here. The fire has jumped to 56 acres!