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Mandatory evacuations ordered for Buck Fire in Trinity Co.

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TEHAMA COUNTY, Calif. - The U.S. Forest Service covering the Shasta-Trinity National Forest has placed a mandatory evacuation order for areas near the Buck Fire.

The order is highlighted in light red on the attached map. The affected areas include those between the following landmarks - south of Buck Ridge, west of Hermit Rock, north of Penney Ridge, and east of Trough Ridge.

The Forest Service has described these mandatory evacuations as precautionary.

The Buck Fire started September 12 and has burned 11,265 acres. As of Saturday, the fire was 69 percent contained. Officials said the fire has continued to spread into the Yolla Bolla-Middle Eel Wilderness.

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