CAL Fire near Yreka is around 300 plus acres

The Badger Fire was 0% held as of 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to CAL FIRE’s incident page.

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Firefighters are undertaking a wildfire that has grown to 300 plus acres in the Hawkinsville/Humbug region northwest of Yreka Saturday evening.

The Badger Fire was 0% included as of 7:30 p.m., according to CAL FIRE’s incident page.

An evacuation order is in force for homeowners on Hawkinsville Humbug Road and paths off Hawkinsville Humbug. There is an evacuation order for homeowners that live on the western side of Highway 263 north to and including Old Shasta River Road. Residency living on Highway 263 from Old Shasta River Road to Hudson Road is under an evacuation warning.

The cause of the fire, which was sparked at around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, is unknown, CAL FIRE told.

The fires are showing “very destructive behavior” with spotting, detailed Rogueweather.com. “A full out airstrike is underway from CAL FIRE with air trucks reloading in Medford.”

Yreka Area California Highway Patrol asked motorists to vacate the area to enable firefighters access roads unavoidable to do their jobs.

Updated information about the fire can be found at this link:

https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2020/7/18/badger-fire/

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