The biggest wildfire burning in California grew by 3,000 acres on Tuesday, and crews are bracing for hotter, windier conditions later this week.
The Tucker Fire, in Modoc County, was at 14,217 acres (22 square miles) and 10 percent contained at 6 a.m. Wednesday. At that time, management was handed over to the California interagency fire team.
After an explosive Monday, the spread slowed down and was largely holding within Tuesday’s fire lines. The Wednesday morning report said that, given a forecast of stronger winds and hotter, drier conditions toward the end of the week, crews will prioritize strengthening lines on the northwest and southeast parts of the perimeter.
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