Ten forest service smokejumpers parachuted into action in the Mendocino National Forest Monday, hoping to suppress a lightning sparked fire before it spreads.
The one-acre Harvey Fire is burning in Tehama County, about 20 miles northwest of Paskenta. The blaze is burning in the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness Area. Crews battling the fire say it could grow quickly due to a large amount of fuel in the fire’s path. Officials are also concerns that incoming weather could produce more lightning sparked fires.