[UPDATE 4:35 p.m.: Map] Buck Fire in Trinity County Balloons From 50 to 500 Acres Overnight Sending Up Huge Smoke Column That Can Be Seen From SoHum
Information from the US Forest Service InciWeb:
The Buck Fire began at approximately 6:42 p.m. on September 12, 2017 as the result of a lightning strike near Black Rock Mountain, close to the Yolla-Bolly Middle Eel Wilderness. At present the fire is close to 500 acres and burning in dense understory of a remote section of the forest. The fire is located near the East Fork of the South Fork of the Trinity River.
Ground based fire fighting units are on scene with additional resources on order. Aerial support is being provided out of the Redding Air Attack Base.
No forest closure orders are in effect for this fire, however the public is advised to remain vigilant and be aware of the ongoing fire situation in the area.