Brush Fire Ignites North of Fillmore

On Sunday, July 12th at 3:53pm, a brush fire was reported near Goodenough and Burson Road in Fillmore, near underground fire in an oil-rich area. It was in a remote, rough area off Squaw Flat Road. By 4:30pm the fire reportedly burned about an acre, and helicopters were called in to help battle the blaze. Air tankers were called and cancelled after helicopters made their drops and crews were able to extinguish the flames. The fire was said to have started as a thermal anomaly, which is underground oil steam that burns and can flame at times, reaching the surface to ignite a fire.