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Buck Fire Update October 24

Incident: Buck Fire (CA) Wildfire
Released: 10/24/2017

U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region

Shasta-Trinity National Forest 3644 Avtech Parkway

Redding, CA 96002

Voice: (530)226-2500

Web: www.fs.usda.gov/stnf

Twitter: twitter.com/ShastaTrinityNF

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Buck Fire Update October 24

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: 13,417

Cause: Lightning

Date/Time Reported: September 12, 2017

Time Reported: 6:45 p.m.

Percent Contained: 68%

Resources

Crews: 7

Engines: 3

Helicopters: 1

Heavy Equipment: 4

Water Tenders: 1

Total Resources Assigned: 228 personnel

Current Fire Situation: Firefighters were successful on the east side of the fire with direct fireline construction near Stuart Gap. On the west side of the fire, crews continue to construct direct fireline near Hermit Rock to the South Fork of the Trinity River. They will continue to patrol and mop up near firelines as necessary to prevent fire growth.

Crews will continue with fire suppression repair as conditions permit. Fire suppression repair on National Forest System lands is divided into two stages. Stage 1 is to repair damage caused by fire suppression activities to minimize negative environmental impacts. Stage 2 is to return areas affected by fire suppression activities to pre-fire conditions, as closely as possible.

Forest Closure: A portion of the forest impacted by the fire and suppression efforts remains closed for public and firefighter safety. With many fire crews and heavy equipment operating on narrow forest roads, any additional traffic could increase potentials for operational delays or mishaps. The forest closure order is on InciWeb: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/maps/5614/

Weather: A strong high pressure system has resulted in a warm temperatures and low humidities this week. Winds will generally be diurnally driven, with modest gusts and variable direction. Diurnally driven winds blow up the slopes of a valley or mountain during daytime and blow downslope during nighttime.

Air Quality: Information can be found on the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District at www.ncuaqmd.org/. For Tehama County air quality information, visit the Tehama County Air Pollution Control District at www.tehcoapcd.net.

Additional Buck Fire Information: Please visit 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 4:30 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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