YUBA COUNTY, Calif. — A wildfire near Beale Air Force Base in Yuba County has burned 939 acres and destroyed at least one home on Tuesday, June 7. The Intanko Fire is about 90% contained, according to Cal Fire.
All evacuation warnings have been lifted, according to Yuba County Sheriff's Office, and the partial on-base housing evacuation at Beale Air Force Base has also been lifted. The zone near the ignition point of the fire, Zone YUB-018, remains under an evacuation advisory due to utility line repair work in the burn zone.
One home on Intanko Lane was destroyed. Resident Sam Houston told ABC10 he burned his arm and his wife got burns to her face. They were home when the fire crept up to their property.
"We cut double fire lines and still jumped out fire line so whenever you have wind this much there’s nothing you can do," Houston said. "There’s not much more to say other than we are happy to have survived it."
June 10, 9 p.m update:
Cal Fire says the Intanko Fire has reached 95% containment with no further acres burned. The wildfire remains at 939 acres.
June 10, 8 a.m. update:
Cal Fire says the Intanko Fire has reached 90% containment with no further acres burned. The wildfire remains at 939 acres.
8:30 p.m. update:
According to Cal Fire, the Intanko Fire has been mapped at 939 acres and is now 85% contained.
5:30 p.m. update:
According to Cal Fire NEU, the Intanko Fire has been mapped at 939 acres and is now 70% contained.
Firefighters remain on scene strengthening containment lines and extinguishing hot spots. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
9 a.m. update:
Th Cal Fire Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit tweeted that the fire now sits at 900 acres and is 50% contained. Firefighters remain on the scene to strengthen containment lines.
According to Cal Fire, 2020 was one of the most severe fire seasons on record as 9,917 wildfires burned 4.2 million acres. Over 9,000 structures were destroyed, and 31 people (civilians and firefighters) were killed.
California also experienced its first "Gigafire" because of the August Complex Fire, burning over 1 million acres by itself. Four of California's top five largest wildfires in state history happened in 2020.
If you live in a wildfire-prone zone, Cal Fire suggests creating a defensible space around your home. Defensible space is an area around a building in which vegetation and other debris are completely cleared. At least 100 feet is recommended.
The Department of Homeland Security suggests assembling an emergency kit that has important documents, N95 respirator masks, supplies to grab with you if you’re forced to leave at a moment’s notice. The agency also suggests signing up for local warning system notifications and know your community’s evacuation plans best to prepare yourself and your family in cases of wildfires.
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