LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Chips Fire map expanded last night as the California wildfire spread amidst dense brush. The Chips Fire 2012 is being battled by Plumas National Forest officials near Belden and Sacramento today, August 3.
In a news briefing last night, officials warned that the Chips Fire 2012 is currently one hundred twenty miles outside of Sacramento and four miles from Belden. The fire is reportedly still five percent contained.
Evacuations continue for some residents. Twenty-five homes, a trailer park, and additional buildings near Caribou Road went under evacuation last night.
The fire which erupted last Sunday is twenty miles northwest of Quincy, Incident Commander Paul Whitcome tells news today. Closures are still in place for Gansner Bar, North Fork, and Queen Lily USFS campgrounds and USFS road 27N76. Voluntary evacuations are in place for Belden and Little Haven.
“Portions of the Pacific Crest, Yellow Creek, Ben Lomond, and Indian Creek hiking trails remain closed”, officials tell news. But officials warn residents that “communities of Meadow Valley, Chester, Canyon Dam, Greenville, and Susanville area are not threatened nor are those to the far west including Tobin, Paradise, Jarbo Gap, Concow”. For the latest fire updates and map, click HERE.