Sunday, 14 April 2024

Oasis Fire reaches 1,575 acres; suppression costs total $3 million

CACHE CREEK WILDERNESS AREA – A wildland fire in the Cache Creek Wilderness Area continued to burn on Friday, reaching approximately 1,575 acres in size with suppression costs totaling an estimated $3 million.

Cal Fire had estimated the Oasis Fire would be contained on Friday, but the fire – located in wilderness areas in Lake and Colusa counties south of Highway 20 and six miles west of Highway 16 – wasn't yet fully contained by day's end.

The fire broke out on Monday evening, and is burning on Bureau of Land Management Land as well as the jurisdiction of the Northshore Fire Protection District, whose staff has been on scene all week, as Lake County News has reported.

The new containment date given by Cal Fire is Sunday, Sept. 13.

Four firefighters have been injured in the week-long firefighter effort, Cal Fire reported.

The cause still remains under investigation.

On Friday, a total of 940 firefighters – 920 from Cal Fire – were on scene, along with 32 engines, 39 fire crews, six helicopters, five bulldozers and three water tenders, Cal Fire reported.

Cal Fire, Northshore Fire, Williams Fire Department, BLM, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and California Highway Patrol have been involved in the effort.

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