BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Firefighters have stopped the forward progress of a fire burning in Stirling City, in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada Thursday afternoon.
According to Cal Fire, the fire which at first burned less than at a half acre grew another half at around 3:35 p.m. in the B Line area.
#Branchfire [final] forward progress stopped, about 1 acre.
— CAL FIRE Butte Unit/Butte County Fire Department (@CALFIRE_ButteCo) August 16, 2018
Luckily firefighters tackled the fire dubbed the Branch Fire at around 4 p.m., less than 30 minutes later.
There were no reported injuries and residents have noticed smoke around the ridge area.