The Ranch Fire burns hundreds of acres southwest of Red Bluff, Calif.

Ranch Fire map
Map showing heat detected by a satellite on the Ranch Fire at 1:06 p.m. PDT Nov. 4, 2019.

UPDATED at 6:42 p.m. PDT Nov. 4, 2019

CAL FIRE reported Monday at 6:25 p.m. that the Ranch Fire 21 miles southwest of Red Bluff, California has burned 1,308 acres. Early Monday morning it was 550 acres.

(To see all of the articles on Wildfire Today about the Ranch Fire, including the most recent, click here.)

The fire was very active Monday afternoon as firefighters on the ground were assisted by numerous air tankers and helicopters.

The fire was originally reported at Colyer Springs Road and Raglin Ridge Road in Tehama County.

The weather forecast for the fire area on Tuesday calls for moderate fire weather; 77 degrees, relative humidity of 20 percent, and winds from variable directions at 6 mph. Early in the morning the wind will be out of the northwest but will shift throughout the day, becoming southeast by sunset. Similar conditions are expected on Wednesday except the wind will be 6 to 10 mph out of the north after 9 a.m.

Ranch Fire map satellite photo
Sensors on the GOES-17 satellite detected heat and smoke from the Ranch Fire at 3:06 p.m. PDT Nov. 4, 2019.


UPDATED at 7:06 a.m. PDT Nov. 4, 2019

CAL FIRE reports that the Ranch Fire has burned 550 acres. Satellite imagery from 2:36 a.m. on Monday showed that from the location in the map above, it spread to the west and north.


5:40 p.m. PDT Nov. 3, 2019

A new fire, the Ranch Fire, started Saturday afternoon in northern California about 21 miles southwest of Red Bluff. As the sun was going down firefighters on scene estimated that it had burned 446 acres. (see map above)

Ranch Fire map
Map showing heat detected by a satellite on the Ranch Fire at 2:30 p.m. PDT Nov. 3, 2019.

Evacuations are taking place:

We will update this article as more information becomes available.

Ranch Fire map satellite photo
Satellite image showing heat and smoke from the Ranch Fire detected by a satellite at 4:56 p.m. PDT Nov. 3, 2019
Photo of the Ranch Fire
Photo of the Ranch Fire taken by the West Peak 1 camera at 4:07 p.m. PDT Nov. 3, 2019

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

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