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Buck Fire Update September 30

Incident: Buck Fire (CA) Wildfire
Released: 9/30/2017

Buck Fire Update September 30

Media Contacts: Carol Underhill cunderhill@fs.fed.us

P: (530) 226-2494

Josef Orosz

jaorosz@fs.fed.us

(530) 226-2322

Status

Acres Burned: 7,700

Cause: Lightning

Date/Time Reported: September 12, 2017

Time Reported: 6:45 p.m.

Percent Confined: 96% Contained 37%

Resources

Crews: 9

Engines: 21

Helicopters: 3

Water tenders: 6

·Heavy Equipment 9

Total Resources assigned 420

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

Current Fire Situation: Tactical firing operations are expected to be completed today in order to strengthen containment lines around the southwestern flank of the fire. Within the fire perimeter, dead and down fuels continue to be consumed and some tree torching has been observed.

Around the remainder of the fire, crews are mopping up any remaining hot spots that may threaten the containment lines. The contingency resources will also continue with the fire suppression repair and chipping operations on secondary confinement lines.

Weather and Smoke: Today, maximum temperatures will be in the high 60s with, a humidity of about 35%. Tomorrow is expected to be sunny, with temperatures in the mid 60’s and humidity approximately 30%. Smoke resulting from tactical firing will diminish as operations are completed. Smoke should be less visible in Sacramento Valley, and 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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Redding, CA 96002
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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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