[UPDATE 6:55 p.m.: Voluntary Evacuations] Fire Reported in Southeastern Humboldt County
Fire engines are responding to the area.
UPDATE 2:32 p.m.: Reportedly the fire is 10 acres now and burning into timber. Air attack is saying it could get to 100 acres.
UPDATE 3:14 p.m.: The fire is now at 75 acres, according to scanner reports.
UPDATE 4:42 p.m.: According to the Northern California Geographic Area Coordination Center, “Miller fire, 75 acres grass, brush, timber, 0% contained. Moderate rate of spread. Structures threatened. Evacuations in progress.”
UPDATE 5:45 p.m.: Cal Fire tweeted, “#…off Miller Ranch Rd & Bell Springs Rd, 10 miles NE Leggett (Humboldt County) Is now 90 acres.
UPDATE 6:07 p.m.: According to Cal Fire, the fire is 10% contained and the forward spread has stopped. Voluntary Evacuations are in place for Miller Ranch Road. That means: “You are strongly urged to leave the area. If you choose to remain, you should be prepared to take action immediately if the danger approaches.”
Multiple resources have been assigned. This includes Cal Fire Aircraft, Equipment, Crews, and Overhead as well as Local Government Engines and Water Tenders;. There are approximately 150 people on the incident.
“Cal Fire engines are responding from as far as Marin and Santa Barbara…[A] small base camp [is] being set up to support incident personnel…[A]aircraft (Air Attack and Helicopters)[are] still flying the incident but air tankers have been released.
UPDATE 6:34 p.m.: The weather is not cooperating. Harris is under a Red Flag Warning all night which indicates fire danger is high. In additon, NOAA states,
High pressure building in will bring drying offshore winds
tonight, followed by an extended period of very hot and dry
conditions. Gusty east winds will increase this evening and
continue through the night at high elevations, and poor overnight
recoveries can be expected. Winds will weaken during the day
Friday, but critically hot and dry conditions will continue
through at least Monday morning. While winds Friday through Sunday night are expected to be mostly weak, periods of critical fire weather will be possible given the extreme dryness expected.
UPDATE 6:55 p.m.: All Aircraft is being released off the Miller Fire, according to scanner traffic.
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