5 Acre Fire Burning Near Hoopa

Fire near Hoopa

Picture from AA120 BC Kurt Dernedde.

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!

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