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Buck Fire Update October 19
Buck Fire Update October 19 Media Contacts: Carol Underhill cunderhill@fs.fed.us P: (530) 226-2494 Josef Orosz jaorosz@fs.fed.us P: (530) 226-2322 Status Acres Burned: 12,475 Cause: Lightning . more


Approximate Location

40.228 latitude, -123.036 longitude

Incident Overview

Buck Fire Information October 18

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Buck Fire Evacuations October 14, 2017

An evacuation notice for a small amount of residents on four sections of private lands (Township 27 North - Range 11 West – Sections 10,11,12,13.) was issued on Saturday, for the west side of the fire due to an increase in fire activity. See purple highlighted areas located on enclosed map.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday September 12th, 2017 approx. 06:45 PM
LocationBlack Rock Mountain, North portion of Yolla Bolly Wilderness.
Incident CommanderTodd Mack/Pat Bell (T)

Current Situation

Total Personnel237
Size12,775 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained68%
Estimated Containment DateSunday November 05th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

timber/brush/grass understory


Planned Actions

All divisions will continue to strengthen and prep existing lines and are Continuing to use available air resources to keep fire in check.

Projected Incident Activity

The fire will not be staffed overnight. Fire spread will progress on the west and east sides of the fire.

Interior unburned islands are being consumed. Crews will continue to prep and hold containment lines on the west and east flanks of the fire area. Tactical firing may be necessary to stay ahead of the main fire and secure established containment lines.


Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Southwesterly winds strengthen yesterday ahead of a cold front causing spotting on the west side of the fire. Today light showers over the fire area with Another round of precipitation expected on Saturday. Drier weather will quickly begin to develop this with much warmer temperatures during to middle of next week.

Unit Information

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Shasta-Trinity National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3644 Avtech Parkway Redding California 96002
Redding, CA 96002

Incident Contacts

Public Information Officer
Email: buckfireinfo@gmail.com
Phone: 530-628-0151
Hours: Daily 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Carol Underhill
Phone: 530-605-7337
Hours: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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