According to [source], as of Tuesday morning, the Tucker Fire in Modoc County near Clear Lake Reservoir in Northeastern California has spread to 13,000 acres. So far, the fire is completely uncontained. This makes it the largest wildfire in California this year, and the fire season has only just begun.
Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service reported that the fire started on Sunday afternoon near the intersection of Tucker Butte Road and California Highway 139. Dubbed the Tucker Fire, it ballooned to 10,000 acres in the first day. And, according to witness reports, the blaze was most likely started unintentionally by humans.
So Far, No One Has Had to Evacuate
So far, no homes have been threatened and no evacuations have been issued for the Tucker Fire. However, people who live in the County Road 114/202, Horse Mountain, Coyote Butte area received a pre-evacuation warning.
According to the U.S. Forest Service, fire crews in the area have been working on fire-line construction and providing point protection for buildings and infrastructure. They are also working hard to protect the Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge.