The Badger Fire was 5% contained as of 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, according to CAL FIRE's incident page.
UPDATE: The Badger Fire has grown to 350 acres and was 5% contained as of Sunday morning, July 19. Evacuation orders in place for the community of Hawkinsville.
ORIGINAL STORY: Firefighters are attacking a wildfire that has grown to 300 plus-acres in the Hawkinsville/Humbug area northwest of Yreka Saturday evening.
The Badger Fire was 0% contained as of 7:30 p.m., according to CAL FIRE’s incident page.
An evacuation order is in effect for residents on Hawkinsville Humbug Road and roads off Hawkinsville Humbug. There is an evacuation order for residents that live on the west side of Highway 263 north to and including Old Shasta River Road. Residents living on Highway 263 from Old Shasta River Road to Hudson Road are under an evacuation warning.
The cause of the fire, which was sparked at approximately 4:30 p.m. Saturday, is unknown, CAL FIRE reported.
The fires are showing "very aggressive behavior" with spotting, reported Rogueweather.com. "A full out air attack is underway from CAL FIRE with air tankers reloading in Medford."
Yreka Area California Highway Patrol asked motorists to leave the area to allow firefighters access roads necessary to do their jobs.
Updated information about the fire can be found at this link: