Fire burning in Yankee Hill area

Sep 5, 2014 10:05 PM by Alan Marsden

A wild fire erupted in the Yankee Hill area of Butte County Friday night prompting an all-out attack by Cal Fire crews. The fire was reported around 6:20 p.m. in the area of Big Bend Road and Highway 70. As of 7:30 p.m. the fire had grown to at least seven acres as it continued to spread. In addition to a huge ground force, two helicopters and four air tankers battled the flames from above. No evacuations nor road closures have been ordered and no structures threatened.


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