Soda, Butte County

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  • Incident Name: Soda, Butte County
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: BTU
  • Size (acres): 143
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: October 4, 2017
  • Personnel: 126
  • Structures Destroyed: 0
Soda, Butte Unit, Cal Fire. Fourteen miles northeast of Forest Ranch, CA. Timber litter and understory. Minimal fire behavior.

October 4, 2017 at 4:22 PM

CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire investigators have determined that lightning was the cause of the Soda Incident. The fire was reported on Thursday, September 28th at 2:48 p.m. in the Butte Meadows area. While there were no weather systems in the area on the day the fire was reported, the fire resulted from lightning strikes that occurred several days prior.

The fire burned 143 acres and is now 100% contained.

October 3, 2017 at 9:49 AM

Resources are being demobilized from the fire and are available for new initial attack in the unit.

October 1, 2017 at 6:41 PM

Containment is up to 80%. There is no expected growth and no threat to any structures.

September 30, 2017 at 9:54 AM

Fire is now 50% contained, 143 acres. Mop up and reinforcement of control lines continues.

September 29, 2017 at 9:00 AM

No structures threatened by the fire. Overnight progress made with line construction.

The additional resources today will focus on extending lines. The goal is to hold the fire at the ridgeline.

Burning in rural area on the west side of Hwy 32 between Big Chico Creek and Little Smokey Creek.