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Buck Fire Update September 20

Incident: Buck Fire (CA) Wildfire
Released: 9/20/2017

Status

Acres Burned: 3,400

Cause: Lightning

Date/Time Reported: September 12, 2017

Time Reported: 6:45 p.m.

Percent Contained: 18%

Resources

Crews: 10

Engines: 14

Helicopters: 3

Dozers: 6

Total Resources Assigned: 357 personnel

Current Fire Situation: The Buck fire continues to burn in a mosaic pattern with most of the growth towards the northern and eastern edges of the fire. Despite receiving precipitation and the recent cooler damp weather, the fire is actively burning in the dry fuels on the forest floor with flame heights about one foot in height. The area’s thick understory and large snags are the largest contributors to the low intensity fire growth.

The northern edge of the fire has reached Forest Service (FS) 28N44 Road and continues to burn towards White Rock Trailhead. The eastern edge continues to increase in size as spot fires burn towards the main body of fire. Fire crews continue to prepare for expanded fire growth by strengthening the northern edge along exiting forest roads and trails. To the southeastern and western fire edges, fire crews are implanting a fire line perimeter along natural and manmade features near Stuart Springs towards Murphy Glade, as well as trails and roads near West Low Gap. Crews continue to construct aggressive direct fire line construction as well as identify landing zones for Helicopters along FS 27N17 to provide support to firefighters.

Weather and Smoke: Today, light precipitation is expected over the fire area and temperatures will remain similar as yesterday. The winds are predicted to increase to 13-15 miles per hour and gust as high as 22. Trinity and Humboldt County smoke and air quality information can be found on the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District at http://www.ncuaqmd.org/. For Tehama County air quality information, visit the Tehama County Air Pollution Control District http://www.tehcoapcd.net/.

Forest Road/Trail/Area Closure Order: A forest closure order is in effect. The closure can be accessed at Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/maps/5614/

Other Area Fires: Several other fires are burning on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, including the Helena and Fork Fires near Junction City and Weaverville. Information is available on InciWeb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/unit/3/.

Fire Restrictions: Despite cooler temperatures, fire restrictions remain in effect on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Please check https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/stnf/alerts-notices for more information.

Additional fire information: Please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5614/. A fire information number has been set up at (530) 628-0151 and is staffed daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. You may also email your fire related questions or concerns to buckfireinfo@gmail.com.

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Shasta-Trinity National Forest
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3644 Avtech Parkway Redding California 96002
Redding, CA 96002
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Phone: 530-628-0151
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Carol Underhill
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