Fire east of Chico, off Highway 32


Firefighters are containing a fire in that started on Thursday afternoon in the Soda Springs area. It has now spread east of Chico, off Highway 32, beyond the Butte Meadows junction.

According to Cal Fire of Butte County, the fire was said to be spreading at a dangerous rate and is now located 14 miles northeast of Forest Ranch.

The wildfire is currently burning the Sierra Pacific Industries forest land. Fire fighters are trying to contain it from the ground and the air.

According to Cal Fire, the so-called "Soda Fire" has spread across 148 acres and is 10% contained. No structures are threatened.

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