WHEATLAND (CBS13) – A fast-moving grass fire in Wheatland prompted evacuations at Beale AFB on Tuesday.
7:15 p.m. Update – Forward progress has been stopped in the battle against the Intanko Fire in Yuba County, Cal Fire said. The updated size and containment was 950 acres burned at 28% containment.READ MORE: Young Eagles Are Falling From Their Nests Due To NorCal’s Oppressive Heatwave
Additionally, the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office said evacuation warnings have been lifted for all county zones impacted by the fire. The area where the fire originated will remain under an evacuation advisory status as utility line repair work will be performed in the burn zone. Intanko Lane and Kapaka Lane remain closed.
Evac Warnings have been lifted for all Yuba Co. zones affected by today's #Intanko Fire. Zone YUB-018, where the fire originated, will remain in an advisory status due to utility line repair work in the burn zone. Intanko and Kapaka Lane remain closed.
— Yuba County Sheriff (@YubaSheriff) June 9, 2021
6:56 p.m. Update – Beale Air Force Base said the flames that were on the base have been contained. Once the air quality is deemed acceptable, members will be able to return to their homes.
6:20 p.m. UPDATE – Cal Fire said the blaze has erupted to 850 acres at 25% containment. The fire was still being pushed north from Intanko Lane near Spenceville Road and Beale AFB toward Chuck Yeager Road.
#IntankoFire (Update) Fire at 850 acres and 25% contained. This wind driven fire is moving north toward Chuck Yeager Road from Intanko Lane near Spenceville Road and Beale AFB in Yuba County. pic.twitter.com/N2FWWHQNe1
— CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (@CALFIRENEU) June 9, 2021
4:50 p.m. Update – Cal Fire said the fire has now burned 500 acres and was at 10% containment.
#IntankoFire (Update) Fire at 500 acres and 10% contained. This wind driven fire is moving north toward Chuck Yeager Road from Intanko Lane near Spenceville Road in Yuba County. CAL FIRE Firefighters on scene of a vegetation fire with at least one structure destroyed. pic.twitter.com/JyyvqqSfap
— CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (@CALFIRENEU) June 8, 2021READ MORE: Suspect In Custody After Shooting At House Of Oliver In Roseville
The Yuba County Sheriff’s Department said the Waldo Junction area has been updated to an evacuation warning status. Also, there is a hard road closure in place at Chuck Yeager and Waldo Road. Cal Fire said the wind-driven fire is being pushed north toward Chuck Yeager Road.
Additionally, the sheriff’s department said livestock and other large animals can be taken to the Yuba County Posse arena at 5396 Marysville Road in Browns Valley. Crews will be on hand for assistance.
4:00 p.m. Update – Officials said the fire, which started just after 2 p.m., has burned 400 acres and was at zero containment. Multiple air resource units have been called in for assistance.
3:26 p.m. Update – Cal Fire said the Intanko Fire is 300 acres in size. One home has been destroyed and multiple other structures are threatened.
Additionally, the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office said a temporary evacuation center was set up at the Wheatland Community Center at 101 C St. for those affected by the fire.
3:08 p.m. Update – The base put out an alert saying that a fire was on the base and that all housing residents east of the East Geryanna in base housing need to evacuate right away and head toward the base gym.
The areas under evacuation warning and advisories are along Intanko Lane, Kapaka Lane/Hokan Lane, and Wichita Way in Wheatland, according to the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies are going door to door.
FIRE EVACUATION WARNING: There is a fast moving grass fire north of Camp Far West Lake in Wheatland: Intanko Ln/Kapaka Ln/Wichita Wy. Zone Yub-E018 is an evacuation warning, with deputies on the ground doing door to door notifications; and Yub-E023 and E060 under advisory. pic.twitter.com/LDbT3icoXd
— Yuba County Sheriff (@YubaSheriff) June 8, 2021
The fire is pushing toward Beale AFB and Waldo Junction.MORE NEWS: Forward Progress Stopped On Fire In El Dorado Hills
This is a developing story.