Published Wednesday, April 27, 2022
The PLATINA FIRE ignited this afternoon and units began responding just after 1500 hours PT to the incident burning on Platina Road at Nono Road is southwest of Redding in Shasta County, California. The fire had the time was listed at about 10 acres in grass, dead fuels, and along with pine.
About 15 minutes later, Tankers 83 and 95 were deployed from McLelland Airtanker Base to the incident, where they arrived just before 1600 hours and were assigned to do load and return out of Redding. The tankers were working in tangent with Copter 909 and two AAs who were making drops.
Around 1720 hours, it was stated fire resources had stopped the forward progression of the now measured eight (8) acre fire located in Igo. Firefighters will remain operational overnight to strengthen control lines and continue with their full suppression objective.
Resources still assigned to this incident are five engines, four water tenders, two copters, two hand crews, two dozers and a total of 40 fire personnel.
Incident Cooperators include SCFD, USFS and HVFPD. Lead Fire Agency is CAL FIRE Shasta-Trinity Unit (CAL FIRE SHU)
The current weather report (as of 1900 hours) is 71*F temps, sunny skies with 0% precip, RH at 24%, and winds at four miles per hour (4 mph).
The fire has a 30% containment status.
The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation.
No firefighters have been injured.
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