UPDATE: Intanko Fire 95% contained
Update Friday, 11:09 a.m.:
#IntankoFire (Final) Intanko Lane and Kapaka Lane, 7 miles northeast of Wheatland and Beale
Air Force Base. 939 acres grass, 95% contained. Ground resources continue to mop-up and strengthen control line. pic.twitter.com/M4MV0KBjcj
— CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (@CALFIRENEU) June 11, 2021
Update Thursday, 9:06 a.m.:
The Inktanko Fire in Yuba County has burned 939 acres and is 90% contained as of Thursday morning, according to a tweet from Cal Fire.
— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) June 10, 2021
Firefighters appeared to have the Inantko Fire under control as of Wednesday afternoon, according to Cal Fire.
While the blaze was reported as having burned over 900 acres and was 70% contained as of 5:25 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said the fire seemed to be largely under control.
All mandatory evacuation orders imposed Tuesday afternoon have been lifted, according to Leslie Williams, a public information officer with the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office.
Firefighting units combating the blaze appear to have the situation largely under control, and no further structures had been destroyed by the fire, according to Mary Eldridge, a Cal Fire spokesperson.
“Our firefighters are strengthening containment lines and putting out hotspots,” she said.
One structure was destroyed and a number of residences close to Beale Air Force Base were threatened by the blaze on Tuesday. An advisory evacuation warning was still in place as of Wednesday afternoon for residents in the area around Intanko Lane where the fire started, according to the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office.
Personnel with Cal Fire’s Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit, as well as firefighters from other departments including Roseville Fire, Linda Fire, and Smartsville Fire, had worked through the night to stem the blaze, receiving substantial assistance from air units including helicopters, as well fire bulldozers on the ground, Eldridge said.
Stephen Wyer is a staff writer with The Union. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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#IntankoFire (Final) Intanko Lane and Kapaka Lane, 7 miles northeast of Wheatland and Beale Air Force Base. 939 acres grass, 95% contained. Ground resources continue to mop-up and strengthen control line. pic.twitter.com/M4MV0KBjcj