The Grape Fire, located northwest of Hyampom, near the border of the Shasta-Trinity and Six Rivers National Forests, had grown to an estimated 234 acres as of Saturday. It is listed as being 10% contained in the InciWeb information system at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5761/.

InciWeb shows 218 firefighters utilizing engines, hand crews, fallers and dozers to construct a line around the fire. An air attack plane and type 1 helicopter were also to be on the incident Saturday. “An air attack plane coordinates aerial firefighting aircraft over wildland fires to ensure safe operations. A type 1 helicopter can carry up to 700 gallons of water.”

It was hoped that Saturday’s cooling temperatures and chance of rain would help moderate the growth of the fire.

The cause of the fire is listed as under investigation, but the InciWeb Incident Overview states, “Due to an increase in fire activity, the Sims Restoration Project area prescribed burn was declared a wildfire.”