A Cal Fire Public Information officer reports wildland vegetation “is in July conditions as far as moisture” and, obviously a couple of months early. Browns Valley residents in the Quail Run & Peoria Road areas received a real life demonstration of our dangerously dry early-season conditions as mandatory evacuation orders were issued due to a wildfire. Crews responded shortly after noon to a blaze estimated at around 3 acres, which grew to an estimated 25 acres within 45 minutes.
Ultimately Cal Fire’s air & ground attack contained the Quail Fire at 35 acres by a quarter, and all mandatory evacuations were lifted. No one was injured and no structures were impacted.