[UPDATE 12:20 p.m.: Now at 100 Acres] Kerlin Fire Reaches 90 Acres and Only 10% Contained
According to a statement on the InciWeb page, “Firefighting engines, crews, fixed and rotary wing aircraft are working the Kerlin Fire located near Kerlin Creek west of Hyampom. Tankers dropped retardant around approximately 90% of the fire perimeter on September 4 and will be working again today.”
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
UPDATE 12:07 p.m.: InciWeb reports the fire is now at 100 acres with 200 people fighting it.
UPDATE 12:20 p.m.: Press release from the Shasta Trinity National Forest:
The Kerlin Fire continues to grow west of Hyampom. The fire was first reported as a vegetation fire around at 3 p.m. on September 4, 2018. Presently the fire is estimated to be 100 acres in size and is zero percent contained. Structures are present in the fire area but are not directly threatened.
Approximately 200 personnel are assigned to the fire. Fire engines, hand crews, water tenders, and other firefighters are continuing to provide direct fire suppression efforts when possible, and indirect suppression as conditions dictate. Aerial resources consisting of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft are establishing retardant lines and providing direct firefighter support. At present no evacuations are in place, but residents should remain vigilant and prepare for evacuation should the conditions change.
To learn more about how to prepare your home for wildfires, and how best to prepare to evacuate, visit: www.preventwildfireca.org.
Earlier Chapter: 40 Acre Fire Burning Near Hyampom