Spanish Fire 75% Contained–Burned Nearly 500 Acres


The Spanish Fire which started yesterday evening has burned 498 acres.  When it was reported at a little before 9pm, a wildland fire response was initiated which consisted of a battalion chief, Bureau of Land Management chief officer and law enforcement rangers, fire engines and hand crews from CAL FIRE. There are also 2 helicopters. Additional support was provided by fire engines and personnel from the Honeydew and Petrolia Volunteer Fire Departments.

The fire is located in a wilderness area and is not accessible by vehicle. The fire has burned approximately 150 acres of grass with minimal involvement of timberlands, and the fire is currently 75% contained–so far there is no estimation of full containment. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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