Update: 18:00hrs - What does not get put out by rain tonight will get picked up tomorrow, Staging at Sweetwater station. Fire near Smith Creek station.
Initial sizeup: 10:00hrs., a 150-acre prescribed burn, began burning at the ranch. But around noon, the winds unexpectedly kicked up to 30 mph and accelerated the flames, said Cal Fire Batallion Chief Ken McGeever.McGeever said the flames quickly grew to 350 acres. "There is still a high risk of fire danger with any fire until we get a significant amount of rain," McGeever said.