Buck Fire Grows to 3000 Acres

Buck Fire

In spite of the cooler weather, Buck Fire continues to grow. [Photo provided by the Shasta Trinity National Forest]

Press release from the Shasta Trinity National Forest:

Current Fire Situation:  Over the past 24 hours there was a significant amount of fire activity towards the eastern edge of the fire as the fire pushed further south above Forest Service Road 27N17 into heavy brush and timber. The fire also crossed over the East Fork of the South Fork of the Trinity River to the north and appears headed towards Poney Buck Peak in a steep drainage. Firefighters continued concentrating their efforts cutting hazardous trees near roads and constructed hand line in preparation of fire encroachment.

Today, fire crews will continue to monitor fire spread by air and at strategic lookout points across the fire area.  Road preparations and fire line construction will continue as the fire grows within anticipated containment lines. Cooler temperatures and higher humidity will be a welcome change for the fire operations, but winds associated with the cold front could reach up to 17 mph. Fire managers anticipate the fire to continue to increase in size despite cooler temperatures and slight chances for light rain.

 

Status

Acres Burned: 3,000

Cause: Lightning

Date/Time Reported: September 12, 2017

Time Reported: 6:45 p.m.

Percent Contained: 15%

Resources

Crews:  5

Engines: 12

Helicopter: 3

Dozer: 6

Total Resources Assigned: 232 personnel

Weather and Smoke:  Today, weather is predicted to bring a light precipitation over the fire area, however this will not be a wetting rain. Temperatures are expected to be 10 degrees cooler with a higher humidity.  The winds are predicted to gust as high as 17 mph.  Smoke is anticipated to settle into the northern Sacramento Valley.  Smoke and air quality information can be found on the Tehema County Air Pollution Control District http://www.tehcoapcd.net/.

 

Forest Road/Trail/Area Closure Order: A forest closure order is in effect.  The closure can be accessed at Inciweb:  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/maps/5614/

 

Other Area Fires:  Several other fires are burning on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, including the Helena and Fork Fires near Junction City and Weaverville. Information is available on InciWeb athttps://inciweb.nwcg.gov/unit/3/.

 

Fire Restrictions: Despite cooler temperatures, fire restrictions remain in effect on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Please check https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/stnf/alerts-notices for more information.

 

Additional fire information: Please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5614/.  A fire information number has been set up at (530) 628-0151 and is staffed daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. You may also email your fire related questions or concerns to buckfireinfo@gmail.com.Buck Fire Map 8/18/17

 

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