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Vegetation fire on Humboldt Ave. near Hwy 32

The CAL FIRE Butte Unit is responding to a vegetation fire on Humboldt Rd. near Highway 32.

Posted: Jun 15, 2019 3:52 PM
Updated: Jun 15, 2019 7:37 PM

UPDATE 6:00 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019 - Firefighters stopped a 20-acre fire that broke out right outside the city of Chico on Saturday afternoon. It was called the 32 Fire.

The 32 Fire broke out near Humboldt Road and Highway 32 just after 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

Chico Fire and CAL FIRE responded to the scene when it was three to five acres in size, moving with a moderate rate of spread.

A southerly wind pushed the flames until the fire grew to nearly 20 acres.

CAL FIRE Public Information Officer (PIO) Rick Carhart told Action News Now reporter Christina Vitale that resources arrived quickly - both by ground and by air.

Carhart said the fire was in a rural area and posed no threat to houses or people.

Crews are still out there monitoring the area on Saturday evening.

"There will be little areas where there's still smoke coming up -- and if we see those we wanna get those out, 'cause those can actually sit here into the night, over night into tomorrow," said Carhart.

"And if it gets hot and really dry and windy tomorrow those little smokes that may have gotten left yesterday could restart this fire again -- and we don't want that to happen," he continued.

Carhart said the fire has been fully contained as of this time. The investigation of this fire is still continuing.

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UPDATE 4:36 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019 - The forward progress on this fire has been stopped, according to CAL FIRE, who still has crews on the scene.

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BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The fire is now betweeen seven and ten acres in size.

Our reporter Christina Vitale said the fire was burning 300 yeards off of Old Humboldt Road and was burning to the north, shifting toward the south.

CAL FIRE says the fire is moving at a moderate rate of speed.

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BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The CAL FIRE Butte Unit has confirmed that they are responding to a vegetation fire on Humboldt Road approximately one quarter mile from Highway 32.

The fire was first reported at approximately 3:15 p.m. on Saturday.

At approximately 3:40 p.m. the fire was reported to be between three and five acres in size.

We have a reporter on her way to the scene of the fire and will provide more information as soon as it is available.

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