#TuckerFire Update 7-31-19 – 14,217 Acres @ 10 % Contained

The Tucker Fire remained within containment lines throughout the operational period yesterday. It is currently 14, 217 acres and 10% contained. No structures have been damaged or destroyed. The fire was determined to have be unintentionally ignited by vehicular traffic along Highway 139. California Interagency Incident Management Team 10 assumed command of the fire at 6am on July 31, 2019.

The fire remained relatively quiet overnight, holding within lines built over the last several shifts. Crews focused on strengthening lines, working west along Road 46N15 back towards Highway 139, mopping up, and patrolling the fire perimeter. Infrared mapping and observations overnight indicated that the vegetation is still holding quite a bit of heat, and crews will continue to work into the day to ensure that existing lines will hold.

Today’s weather is expected to be similar to yesterday, with winds picking up in the afternoon. Stronger winds and warmer, dryer conditions are expected later in the week and crews will prioritize strengthening lines that could push the fire to the northwest and southeast.

Motorists in the area are advised that crews are still working along Highway 139. Please use caution and be aware of equipment and personnel along the road. In addition, a heavy grass crop due to the rainy winter has resulted in increased fire danger across the state. Please use extra caution to prevent fire starts!

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