The 30-acre Pilot Fire in Humboldt County reached 100 percent containment Wednesday afternoon after it burned south of Willow Creek.
The Pilot Fire started at 2:41 p.m. Tuesday near Pilot Ridge Road and U.S. Forest Service Route 1 in a relatively remote area of Humboldt County, Cal Fire Humboldt-Del Norte division chief Jonni Mayberry said.
When Cal Fire crews first arrived at the fire, it was about 3 acres wide, Mayberry said, but the affected area consisted mostly of dry vegetation and the weather was somewhat windy, expanding the fire as flames reached up to 3 feet in height.
The Humboldt-Del Norte unit anticipated full containment to be reached by Wednesday night, Mayberry said, but it was reached by 2:01 p.m., the Twitter post said.
“It’s not uncommon to have fires in this area in January,” Mayberry said. “This is a good reminder to the public that fire season is year-round.”
In the first six days of 2014, the Humboldt-Del Norte unit dealt with six vegetation fires, ranging from 1 to 333 acres, Mayberry said.
The cause of the Pilot Fire is still under investigation, and Mayberry asked that everyone remain vigilant and practice fire safety around their homes.