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Tucker Fire 95 percent contained

Visible smoke from burning vegetation in the interior of the 14,217 acre fire may still be seen. Crews are patrolling the area and remain ready in case a new fire starts

Posted: Jul 29, 2019 11:20 AM
Updated: Aug 3, 2019 3:28 PM

UPDATE 2:25 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 - The Tucker Fire has held at 14, 217 acres and is now 95 percent contained.

The night shift crews completed their patrol, finding no heat threatening lines.

Crews will continue fire suppression repair. Fire suppression repair is a series of post-fire actions taken to repair damages and minimize cultural and environmental impacts resulting from fire suppression activities. This work includes the installation of water bars on hand and dozer firelines. Water bars are used to stabilize areas that could experience erosion and lead to watershed impacts.

The weather is expected to become warmer and dryer with north winds shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.

Visible smoke from burning vegetation in the interior of the fire may still be seen. Crews will continue patrolling the fire area and remain ready in case a new fire starts. In addition, a heavy grass crop due to the rainy winter has resulted in increas.d fire danger across the state. Fuels will dry out with the warming and drying trend. Please use extra caution to prevent fire starts.

The Tucker Fire will be transitioned back to the Modoc National Forest Sunday at 6 a.m.

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UPDATE 8:05 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 - The Tucker Fire remains at 14,217 acres but is now 74 percent contained. 

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UPDATE 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 - The Tucker Fire acreage remains the same with 14,217 acres now with 51 percent containment. 

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UPDATE 7:54 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - The Tucker Fire has grown to 14,217 acres with 10% containment. 

The fire was determined to have been unintentionally ignited by vehicular traffic along Highway 139.

Motorists in the area are advised that crews are still working along Highway 139.

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UPDATE 8:37 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - The Tucker Fire grew by 10,000 acres in just one day, bringing it to 12,973 acres. 

The Modoc County Sheriff has issued an evacuation warning for people who live along County Road 114 through 202, Coyote Butte and the Horse Mountain Area.

Photo courtesy of Brian Gailey with the Klamath Falls News. 

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UPDATE 9:12 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2019-- The Tucker Fire in Modoc County spotted over control lines and tore across the Clear Lake Hills Monday.

The fire grew from 2,461 acres to 11,000 acres.

The Tucker Fire started Sunday afternoon along the east side of Highway 139, near Dry Lake.

Firefighters have no containment on this fire and it is still spreading quickly to the North.

The Modoc County Sheriff has issued an evacuation warning for people who live along County Road 114 through 202, Coyote Butte and the Horse Mountain Area.
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MODOC COUNTY, Calif. - Firefighters are battling the Tucker Fire in the Modoc National Forest. 

The fire started Sunday afternoon along the east side of Highway 139, near Dry Lake. 

The forest service said the fire has burned over 2,461 acres. No evacuations have been ordered and there are no homes threatened. 

According to fire officials, bulldozers are making good progress on containing the flames Monday. 

Stay with Action News Now for the latest updates as they become available. 

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