CalFire and local crews responded quickly to a fire above Concow in the Feather River Canyon. Plumas News is reporting on this event as a reminder that conditions are already ripe for a wildfire and anyone who is burning yard debris must beware.
At around 12:30 p.m. today, April 6, a CalFire/Butte County engine in Jarbo Gap responded to a vegetation fire above Concow on Crain Ridge Road. The fire was burning on a hillside covered with slash (downed trees and brush). Two engines, two water tenders, and a California Conservation Corps hand crew from the Magalia Fire Center responded, along with four members of the Concow Volunteer Company 37. Firefighters were quickly able to place hose line around the fire, stopping the spread, and began building containment line. The fire’s final size was mapped at 0.91 acres.
According to the information released by CalFire/Butte County: “The weather is getting warmer, and vegetation is drying out. If you are going to burn yard debris, make absolutely sure your burn pile is out before you leave it. Even this time of year, fire will spread with the right combination of weather conditions.”