PLATINA, Calif. – CAL FIRE firefighters battled combating a 60-acre hearth off Freeway 36 and Tedoc Street in Tehama County Sunday morning.
The hearth began round 7:50 a.m. and was once named the Bolla Hearth. Consistent with hearth CAL FIRE, the hearth was once 50% contained by means of 11:40 a.m.
It took a number of hours for crews to forestall the unfold of the hearth at 60 acres and they’re going to proceed to place out scorching spots during the night time.
Firefighters handled various demanding situations to place out the flames. They mentioned there are a number of marijuana grows at the land and it was once about 100 levels.
“[The heat] is surely striking a impede at the crews, however they are smartly supplied to maintain the pains of the process,” CAL FIRE Hearth Captain Scott Lohse mentioned.
He additionally added that whether or not or now not the ones marijuana grows are the precise reason for this hearth remains to be below investigation, however that the ones grows made the firefight a lot more tough.
“The ones play a consider our protection. Coming to the scene get entry to, we do not know what is at the assets, who is at the assets, if there is guns, what different chemical compounds they are the use of,” Hearth Captain Lohse defined.
A neighbor instructed KRCR Information Channel 7 off digital camera that a plants hearth breaks out in those hills each different yr and he’s certain it was once led to by means of the unlawful grows.
Early winds and the steep terrain did not assist firefighters both. Crews needed to hike a few mile into the place many of the flames had been burning.
“It is not off a roadway that we will be able to simply get entry to, , we needed to pass off grime roads and it is not off the freeway or the rest so it is tough and steep terrain,” mentioned Hearth Captain Lohse.
At this level, the hearth is below regulate and Hearth Captain Lohse attributed that to the advised air assault overhead. “We are fortunate that air assault and air tankers actually held it at 60 acres upon their first arrival.”
CAL FIRE mentioned it wasn’t in a position to make any touch with growers and there have been no buildings that had been threatened.