Lassen Modoc Unit Lends Aid in 14,000 Acre Fire in Tracy

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A wildfire well to the south near Tracy, is the state’s most significant wildfire currently burning this season, and CALFIRE’s Lassen Modoc Unit has joined suppression efforts.

The Lassen Modoc Unit sent three engines over the weekend, joining over 40 engines battling the blaze that forced evacuations and shut down major highways. The fire has scorched over 14,000 acres, yet as of this morning, progress has been made, CAL FIRE is reporting 75% containment. The fire agency reports that Weather conditions improved, allowing crews to make progress in constructing and improving control lines.

Smoke is not projected to travel north, impacting local air quality. AirNow indicates it will remain to the south, blowing into the San Joaquin Valley.