Jul 3, 2014 11:45 PM by Pedro Quintana
Firefighters are battling a 1,000 acre wildfire burning in Modoc County putting residents on high alert.
The Gulch fire started Thursday afternoon after sixteen lighting strikes quickly ignited more than five wildfires inside the Modoc National Forest.
U.S. Forest Service and Cal Fire are battling this blaze which threatens about 50 residents living inside the park.
Officials say the fire has grown in size throughout the day and have aircraft, smokejumpers, and engines responding to the blaze.
The fire is burning west of Hwy 139 just 15 miles north of Canby.
A Red Flag warning has been extended for Modoc and Siskiyou County until 10:00 p.m. on Friday.
The park's 50 residents were put on alert for potential evacuation, should the fire spread in that direction on Friday.
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