Walker Fire in California Gold Country Grows

  • Source: Fox 40 News
  • Published: 09/10/2019 12:00 AM

A massive wildfire in a remote area of California’s gold country grew overnight. The Walker Fire, just 11 miles east of the community of Taylorsville, was 44,307 acres by Monday night. The U.S. Forest Service said containment on the blaze in the Plumas National Forest was at 10%. Erratic winds were making conditions difficult for the more than 800 firefighters battling the blaze. Mandatory evacuations remain in effect for scattered rural properties in the forest, the forest service said. To the west in Tehama County, fire crews have contained 55% of the Red Bank Fire, which has destroyed two structures and burned more than 8,800 acres. The blaze started by lighting Thursday has burned through brush and timber west of Red Bluff. It led to mandatory evacuations that have since been lifted.


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