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Update: Fire Burning In Modoc County Grows To Over 13000 Acres

A fire burning in Modoc County has grown rapidly. The Tucker Fire started Sunday afternoon along the east side of Highway 139 near Dry Lake. On Monday it jumped containment lines and grew more than 10,000 acres in a day, now at about 13,000 acres with no containment. It’s moving northeast into the Clear Lake Hills and the Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Natural resource advisors are working with dozer operators to avoid sensitive areas and hand crews are working areas inaccessible by the bulldozers. Evacuation warnings have been issued for residents in the Coyote Road and Horse Mountain Area.

There are two fires burning in Northern Siskiyou County. The Community Fire started Saturday near the Klamath River Community Center, and is 35 acres and 60% contained. Nearby is the 83 acre Tree Fire, burning near the Tree of Heaven Campground. It’s also 60% contained.