UPDATE 7:30 a.m. August 20, 2018 -- Cal Fire is battling the so-called Gorge Fire in the Platina area. Cal Fire says it started just off Highway 36 west and Geegum Gorge Road Sunday Morning.
The Gorge Fire is now 115 acres and 40% contained. No evacuations have been ordered, and there are no road closures at this time. Highway 36 was closed briefly, but it now reopened. Cal Fire asks drivers to be cautious, as there are still firefighters with emergency equipment working in the area.
PLATINA, Calif. - Firefighters from the Cal Fire Shasta-Trinity Unit are battling a 155-acre fire burning in the Platina area, 40 miles west of Redding and Red Bluff.
According to Cal Fire, the flames are around the area of Highway 36 between Platina Road and the R Ranch.
Luckily firefighters have 40 percent containment with the so-called Gorge Fire, and the forward spread has stopped.
#GorgeFire update. 155 acres with 40% containment. Highway 36 remains closed. Firefighters will remain at scene overnight and through the day tomorrow mopping up hot spots.
— CAL FIRE SHU (@CALFIRESHU) August 20, 2018
No evacuations were issued because of the fire, the Platina area has roughly 200 residents.
No cause as of Sunday evening has been determined.