Badger Fire prompts evacuations north of Yreka, California

(Originally published at 8:42 a.m. PDT July 19, 2020)

map Badger Fire Yreka California
Map showing heat detected by satellites on the Badger Fire in northern California at 3:48 a.m. PDT July 19, 2020.

Two wildfires that merged about three miles north of Yreka, California are prompting evacuations in some areas west of Highway 263. The Humbug and Badger Fires, near Badger Mountain Road and Hawkinsville Humbug Road, are now identified as the Badger Fire.

The last size estimate released by CAL FIRE Saturday evening was 350 acres, but growth during the night could have added hundreds more. As you can see on the map above it is about 50/50 on the Klamath National Forest and state protected land.

Badger Fire at 8:47 a.m. July 19, 2020
Badger Fire at 8:47 a.m. PDT July 19, 2020.

The Badger Fire was reported Saturday July 19 according to the CAL FIRE Siskiyou Unit, but the agency’s fire information page lists it as starting July 18, which may have been the start date of the Humbug Fire which was the first of the two reported.

Badger Fire Yreka California
Badger Fire July 19, 2020. CAL FIRE photo.
Badger Fire Yreka California
Badger Fire July 19, 2020. CAL FIRE photo.

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+

2 thoughts on “Badger Fire prompts evacuations north of Yreka, California”

  1. We are so blessed to have brave and unselfish fire fighters. You are all in our prayers! If there is any way we can help please call! Joe Funderburg

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