[UPDATE 5:24 p.m.] New Fire Burning; One Way Traffic Control on 299
InciWeb reports, “The Sandy Fire is located north of Hwy 299 between Del Loma and Burnt Ranch. It is approximately 10 acres in size. Crews, Smokejumpers, Engines, Helicopters, and Air Tankers are responding.”The cause is under investigation.
UPDATE 12:10 p.m.: More photos by Paul Turner show a smokejumper parachuting in and a plane. According to Carol Underhill, because there is no road in close to the fire, eight to ten smokejumpers from Redding headed in by jumping out of plane to fight the fire.
UPDATE 12:29 p.m.: Another photo from Turner shows emergency vehicles lined up between Hwy 299 and the Trinity River at mile marker 17.58 east of the Trinity/Humboldt County line.