[UPDATE 8:50 p.m.:] Fire Burning Off Hwy 36
UPDATE 9:05 a.m.: Here is a screengrab from Flight Tracker that shows a Forest Service plane and a helicopter over the fire.
UPDATE 9:17 a.m.: According to information from the scanner, the fire is now at 75 acres and growing at a moderate rate of speed. Air attack which is over the fire ordered three type 1 and four type 2 air tankers and three type 1 and 3 helicopters. Four strike teams of engines and two hand crews are being taken from the Carr Fire to attack this fire.
UPDATE 9:31 a.m.: According to the Northern California Geographic Coordination Center, “Structures and 115 kV powerlines are threatened at this time.”
UPDATE 9:55 a.m.: The CHP Traffic Incident Information Page reports that Cal Fire is closing Hwy 36 at Platina and at “R Mesa Horse Ranch.”
UPDATE 3:12 p.m.: Cal Fire tweeted, “
#GorgeFire [update] off Highway 36 west and Beegum Gorge road, Platina area (Shasta County) is now 75 acres and 20% contained. Forward spread stopped.
Caltrans also noted via Twitter that Hwy 36 is still closed between Platina Road and the R Wild Horse Ranch.
UPDATE 8:50 p.m.: Caltrans just posted on Facebook, “SR 36 west of Red Bluff and near Platina Rd is open as of Sunday evening.”