UPDATE 1 – 10/21/2017 @ 1900 HOURS PDT
YOLLA BOLLY WILDERNESS, CA | The Buck Fire ignited by lightning on September 12, 2017 around 1845 hours PDT. Since then, the fire has burned approximately 13,348 acres and is considered 68% confined with a 65% containment status.
There are still nine crews, nine engines, two helicopters, five heavy equipment resources, five water tenders and 278 personnel assigned to this incident.
Some of the highlights from this fire were:
- September 21: Dozer 79 preps for a fire line.
- September 25: Activity picked up around Grasshopper Campground with a contingency brush operation in effect.
- October 11: Fire behavior increases due to wind event, spreading flames south into the Yolla Bolly Wilderness. Fire burns an additional 2,855 acres.
- October 12: Fire jumps containment lines during the big wind storm on Sunday and Monday.
- October 14: Evacuations in effect.
- October 20: Fire crews have success on eastside with direct fire line construction near Stuart Gap.
- October 21: Fire continues to burn but crews will working on improve the dozer line down to Penny Ridge southwest.
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