Sunday, 25 February 2024

UPDATE: Oasis Fire grows to 700 acres, jumps fire lines

CACHE CREEK WILDERNESS – A wildland fire that broke out Monday night was reported to have grown to 700 acres by Tuesday and was jumping fire lines.


The Oasis Fire, reported just after 6 p.m. Monday, is located near Highway 20 six miles west of Highway 16 in the Cache Creek Wilderness Area in Colusa County, according to Cal Fire.


The 700-acre fire was reported to be 15 percent contained, Cal Fire said Tuesday afternoon.


But reports from the scene Tuesday indicated that firefighters were having challenges, as the fire began to make runs in the morning that resulted in it jumping from the south side to the north side of Cache Creek and escaping containment lines.


Aircraft were being called in from Redding and Ukiah to help fight the blaze, officials reported.


At about 1:30 p.m. reports from the scene indicated that the fire was “progressing aggressively” on the south side of Cache Creek.


Cal Fire was requesting a California Highway Patrol reconnaissance flight to help with the effort, but availability was an issue, so other local government agencies with aircraft were being sought.


More updates on the situation will be posted as information becomes available.


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