The Tucker Fire grew significantly on Monday night, ballooning from 2,000 to 11,000 acres overnight. As the conditions got better on Tuesday, the fire slowed and firefighters were able to limit it’s growth while achieving 10 percent containment.
The fire sits on the southwest border of the Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge near the Oregon border, with little human population. Currently, no evacuations have been ordered but the Modoc Sheriff is warning nearby residents to prepare for impending orders. Those residents would be in the areas of County Road 114 and 202, Coyote Butte, and Horse Mountain.
Being the largest fire currently in the state, CalFire has put significant resources into battling the flames they believe were started by a car traveling on Highway 1-39 on Sunday.
We will continue to update this article as more information is mad available.