As of Saturday August 3, the Tucker Fire of Murdoc County, California, is 95% contained, according to incident reports. Reaching upwards of 14,000 acres, this was the largest wildfire in California for 2019. Unfortunately, the fire season is just starting, and it looks like it’s going to be quite the strain on California this year.
Throughout Saturday, firefighter teams painstakingly monitored the area for signs of flare-ups and hotspots. Also, according to the California Interagency Incident Management Team 10, smoke from the fire is still visible, but their crews didn’t happen upon any new threats. There are still 450 firefighter team members assigned to the wildfire. Nobody issued evacuation orders during the blaze, and there was no damage to buildings or structures.
Firefighters managed to contain the Tucker Fire. But, as previously mentioned, this fire marks the beginning of the California wildfire season and experts expect to see several more large fires before the start of Autumn.