UPDATE 10:25 Calfire reports that as of 10:05 a.m., the Queen Fire has been reduced to 150 acres and is 20 percent contained.


Firefighters are battling nine separate vegetation fires totaling 200 acres, five miles southeast of Pecwan.

Additional fire crews were dispatched to McKinnon Hill Road off U.S. Highway 169 around 2 a.m. this morning. Calfire is referring to the incident as the Queen Fire, and has not reported any level of containment.

According to the U.S. National Weather Service, lightning has not been detected in the area for more than a week and smoke appears to be spreading to the northeast and southwest.

Scanner traffic indicates firefighters are asking campers to voluntarily evacuate the Fish Lake Campground near Bluff Creek Trail due to a fire burning several miles away.

There are no reported road closures at this time. This post will be updated as more information comes in.

A satellite image of the Queen Fire taken from the Eureka U.S. National Weather Service’s Facebook page.