Crews are battling the Buford Wildfire which started September 19 because of lightning. Officials said fire managers plan to confine and contain the fire. They are preparing along Forest Road 102 and are using old bulldozer lines from the 2004 Lookout Fire as part of the containment.

National Forest System Road (NFSR) 102 from the NFSR 99 junction is closed. Read details about the closure here.

Details on the Buford Fire:

  • Start Date: September 19, 2023, 3 p.m.
  • Location: 12 miles west of Corona and 1 mile north of Gallinas Lookout
  • Size: 140 acres
  • Contained: 0%
  • Structures Burned: None
  • Cause of Fire: Lightning
  • Evacuations: None
  • Vegetation: Heavy to moderate dead and down, Slash, Ponderosa Pine, grass, and shrubs
  • Response: 5 Engines, 4 Bulldozers, 3 Water Tenders, 1 Type 1 Hotshot Crew, 1 Type 2 Initial Attack Crew, 1 Ambulance, 1 Type 3 Helicopter, and various miscellaneous overhead. Total Personnel: 137