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Wildfire Bulletin: Fire Crews Responding to Vegetation Fire Near Doyle

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Updated July 12th 7:40a.m. The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office has announced that evacuations have been lifted for Turtle Mountain and Fish Springs areas. According to Captain Kevin Jones there are currently no evacuations in place for the part of the fire in Lassen County.

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Updated 10:14 According to Lassen OES Chief Eric Ewing firefighters are making progress on the 5,000+ acre Long Valley Fire. The blaze has so far burned east to Fish Springs. Crews have had to deal with erratic winds over the sage flats throughout the afternoon, but as temperatures fall winds are beginning to lay down.

At the moment there is no direct threat to Herlong, Sierra Army Depot or the Title 9 area.

Crews have fire line flanking both sides of the fire near Hackstaff road. Evacuations are still in place at this time.

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Updated 9:03 Firefighters continue to battle the wildfire which has now reportedly consumed more than 5,000 acres, burning from Doyle to the Nevada border near Fish Springs in far eastern Honey Lake Valley.

Lassen County Sheriff’s Office Deputies have been patrolling the fire, warning and evacuating residents as the fire burned eastward across Hackstaff Road, Fort Sage Road and across Turtle Mountain.

Air attack will be grounded for the evening but will resume at first light.

At last report only three structures had been lost – no word on if they were residences or outbuildings.

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Updated 5:52 Lassen OES confirms the fire is now at around 1,000 acres in size and burning towards the Fish Springs area. Residents of Fish Springs should monitor the fire closely.

3 structures, not necessarily residences, have been destroyed according to Chief Eric Ewing.

Highway 395 is open to traffic at this time.

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Updated 4:46 Additional crews are on order to fight the fire which has reportedly jumped Hackstaff Road and has moved towards the Nevada border. At this time no structures are reported lost.

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Updated 3:33 According to Lassen OES Chief Eric Ewing the fire has grown to more than 100-acres in size. Homes along Debbie-Do, Clark’s Lost Road and the north end of Hackstaff have been evacuated.

Residents on Fort Sage road are not currently under evacuation but should pay close attention to fire activity.

There are multiple air tankers and multiple helicopters fighting the blaze.

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Updated 3:26 Additional resources are on order.  According to radio traffic LCSO Deputies have evacuated all residences on Debbie-Do Lane and Clark’s Lost Road.

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Updated 3:19 According to radio traffic the fire has turned and is moving in the direction of some residences in the area of Hackstaff Road. LCSO Deputies are going house to house to warn residents.

Hackstaff road is now closed to traffic.

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Updated 2:40 At this time the CHP has reopened the highway to one-way controlled traffic with a pilot car in the area of the fire.

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Updated 2:37 According to the California Highway Patrol the fire was started after a vehicle blew a tire on the highway and sparks ignited vegetation along the east side of the road.

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Updated 2:34 Additional resources for the fire are now on order. Agencies responding to the fire include Lassen Office of Emergency Services, Bureau of Land Management, Doyle, Herlong, Standish/Litchfield, Milford, Sierra Army Depot, California Correctional Center Antelope Crew and Janesville Fire.

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Updated 2:26 Highway 395 in the area of the fire has been closed. Traffic is currently being redirected onto Cowboy Joe Road.

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2:20p.m. Crews are fighting a vegetation fire burning on the east side of Highway 395 near Cowboy Joe Road in Doyle.

According to Lassen OES Chief Eric Ewing the fire is currently around 10 acres in size and burning in brush and grass.

 

This is live coverage of a developing story. This post will be updated as new information arrives.

Approximate Location of the Fire

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
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