Modoc County's Tucker Fire Has Burned Over 14,000 Acres So Far

The largest wildfire on national forest lands in 2019 is current burning in Modoc County.

The Tucker Fire began Sunday, July 28 off of Highway 139 and Tucker Butte Rd. just southwest of Clear Lake Reservoir, according to CalFire. As of Wednesday morning, it had consumed over 14,000 acres with 10% containment.

The blaze, which is believed to have been started accidentally by humans, is not currently threatening any homes. It is near the Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge, however. 

Read more about the fire here


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