Modoc Fire Nearly 1,800 acres; Smoke an Issue for Truckee Meadows

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email

MODOC COUNTY - A wildfire in Northern California has grown to nearly 1,800 acres and is 60 percent contained, according to U.S. Forestry Service.

Truckee Meadows residents felt the impact of the fire this morning when smoke from fire settled in the area Thursday morning.

The wildfire, dubbed the Cougar Butte Fire, is burning near the Lava Beds National Monument. The fire began on Wednesday and it's believed it was started by controlled debris burn.

There is no word on when the fire might be contained.

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