[UPDATE Friday] A Quickly Growing Wildfire Burning Southeast of Douglas City in Trinity County Is Threatening Structures
The red marker indicates the approximate location of the fire.
A wildfire burning southeast of Douglas City in Trinity County is threatening structures, according to a tweet by Cal Fire. When they posted at 6:48 p.m., the reported that the fire was 50 acres.
About 6:55 p.m. they tweeted that the fire is near Blanchard Flat Road and Reading Creek Road.
The incident was first reported as a “large vegetation fire” at 6:18 p.m., according to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page.
The map shows that there are several homes and barns located near the start location given on the CHP page.
Scanner traffic around 7 p.m. indicates that the fire may be 75 acres, according to one estimate.
Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.
UPDATE 7:30 p.m.: According to scanner information, the fire is now 80+ acres with six tankers working from the air and a VLAT requested.
UPDATE 8:04 p.m.: The Incident Commander doesn’t expect to stop the fire tonight, according to reports over the scanner. Multiple air support units are being ordered for tomorrow at 8 a.m including 13 copters and four air tankers.UPDATE 9:03 p.m.: Cal Fire tweeted that the Flat Fire is now “150 acres and 0% contained.” UPDATE Friday: The latest information is on this new post here: Flat Fire in Trinity County: 300 Acres, 0% Containment (Map)