Officials have been on scene of a vegetation fire in an isolated region of the Stanislaus National Forest.
The “Wheats Fire” is burning within the Carson -Iceberg Wilderness, and forest officials believe it was caused by a lightning strike over the weekend. The steep and difficult terrain has made it difficult to fully contain. The fire, located west of the Dardanelles, is 20 acres. Crews are on scene from both the U.S. Forest Service and the Me-Wuk Rancheria Fire Department.
Smoke has been visible at times from the Forest Service’s Bald Helibase webcam, which can be accessed by clicking here. It was first spotted on Monday. There are no road closures in effect or structures in danger.
To view a map of the area, click here.
Full containment is expected by Tuesday, August 14.