Update: Fire East of Orick at 7 Acres as of 3 p.m.

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Air attack circling over the Johnson Fire at about 1:30 p.m. - SCREENSHOT FROM FLIGHTRADAR
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  • Air attack circling over the Johnson Fire at about 1:30 p.m.
Update 5:10 p.m.: As of 3 p.m. the fire had grown to 7 or 8 acres, Jeremy Ward told us. He hasn't gotten a more updated acreage at this time. However, Cal Fire added aircraft, water tankers, other fire engines, logistical supplies and a dozer to this fire. He wants to remind everyone of the hazardous hot, dry weather and request everyone to be as cautious as possible.

Previous: At About 12:52 p.m., Cal Fire’s Fortuna Emergency Command Center dispatched a wildland response after getting a report of a loader on fire with flames spreading into the vegetation in the Johnson Road area between Orick and Mettah.

As of 1:30 p.m., the Johnson Fire is 3.5 acres in size, according to Jeremy Ward, Fire Captain Specialist. “We have aircraft and one battalion chief at scene,” he told us. “And a considerable amount of other equipment on its way.”

He asked everyone to be sure to be really fire safe during this time. “We did get some resources back, but we have hot dry weather picking up,” he warned.

As of 1:30 p.m., the Johnson Fire is 3.5 acres in size, according to Jeremy Ward, Fire Captain Specialist.

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