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Buck Fire Update September 29

Incident: Buck Fire (CA) Wildfire
Released: 9/29/2017


Acres Burned: 7,400

Cause: Lightning

Date/Time Reported: September 12, 2017

Time Reported: 6:45 p.m.

Percent Confined: 96%

Contained 32%


Crews: 11

Engines: 22

Helicopters: 3

·Heavy Equipment: 9

Water tenders: 6

Total Resources Assigned 448 personnel

·The heavy equipment category above includes 4 dozers, 3 chippers, 2 excavators

Current Fire Situation: Firefighting crews continue to conduct tactical firing operations in order to strengthen containment lines around the southwestern flank of the fires perimeter by eliminating fuels in advance of the fire. Within the active fire, dead and down fuels continue to be consumed and some tree torching has been observed. Overall throughout the fire, flame lengths continue to be less than one foot.

Along the northern and eastern portion of the fire, firefighters are mopping up any remaining hot spots that may threaten the containment lines. The fire remains contained on the southern edge. Firefighting crews will continue to monitor containment and confinement lines and mop up hotspots as necessary.

Weather and Smoke: Today, maximum temperatures will be around 70 degrees with 30 -40% humidity. Tomorrow is expected to be sunny, with temperatures in the mid 60’s and humidity approximately 30 percent. Smoke resulting from tactical firing operations within the Buck fire containment lines maybe visible throughout the Sacramento Valley, and possibly other areas based on wind direction. Trinity and Humboldt County 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 at http://www.tehcoapcd.net/.

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

Fire Restrictions: 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: 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 or visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5614/.


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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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