LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Branch Fire Map 2013 covering the new California wildfire near Lake Oroville is spreading today. The Branch Fire started late yesterday. But the fire in Butte County has grown this evening.
The Branch Fire Map 2013 expanded Friday August 2, 2013, Cal Fire indicates in their latest news update. The fire began on August 1, 2013 at 4:01 pm. But the fire is now at sixty acres.
The fire is located near Rocky Peak. Cal Fire lists the blaze as “North Fork Lake Oroville near Cherokee”. In a news statement, Cal Fire reported that “Branch Fire [update] off near Rocky Peak at Lake Oroville near Cherokee (Butte County) is now 60 acres & 25% contained”.
Last night, Cal Fire reported the blaze as only twenty-five acres and fifteen percent contained. No evacuations orders have been issued. The fire is currently not threatening any homes, Cal Fire indicates.
Other active fires are burning in California today. Among them are the Aspen Fire, Orleans Complex and Salmon River Complex. None of those fires are threatening homes. Meantime the Modoc Fire is contained. Officials today stated that the “Modoc Fire [final[ off County Rd A-12 & Modoc Lane, 10 miles northeast of Weed (Siskiyou County) is 100% contained at 3 acres.”
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