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Community reacts to Dairy Fire burning in Tehama County

Community members in Red Bluff are reacting after the Dairy Fire broke out Tuesday evening.

Posted: Jun 16, 2021 3:42 PM
Updated: Jun 22, 2021 11:15 AM

TEHAMA COUNTY, Calif. – The strong winds are not helping as firefighters continue battling the Dairy Fire burning in Red Bluff.

Employees at a nearby Decal Shop called “Dietz Decalz” said they saw large plumes of smoke Tuesday and they were concerned the flames were moving in their direction.

"I saw a lot of smoke coming out and the wind coming around, I was concerned it was going to come this way. I started walking around and watching the wind and what direction it was going,” said employee, Victor Serrano.

Wednesday, there were still a few hotspots, some smoke in the orchard and firefighters battling the flames by helicopter.

RELATED: Dairy Fire burning south of Red Bluff

Workers at the decal shop said they’ve been evacuated in the past and they were concerned about the fire.

"It's always a concern, especially with the big fires that happen, you had the Carr Fire and Paradise fire, and you hope the next big one isn't here in Red Bluff," said employee, Justin Dietz. 

At this time, the Dairy Fire is 45% contained at 163 acres, burning near East Canal Road and Tyler Road.

Action News Now reached out to the owner of the orchard, but he did not want to comment on the fire.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

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