The Antelope Fire in Sierra County broke out Monday afternoon and quickly grew to 120 acres before fire crews got a handle on the blaze.
Meteorologist Drew Tuma tweeted this timelapse video showing the smoldering fire:
A wildfire is occurring in @Tahoe_NF right now. 120 acres with @CAL_FIRE assisting. Wind driven but looks like the smoke has really died down in the last few frames #AntelopeFire pic.twitter.com/TgQ1vUHvWb— Drew Tuma (@DrewTumaABC7) February 17, 2020
Firefighters have it under control, but the next concern is the time of year this is happening.
February is early in the year to be tracking wildfires.
If February remains dry, and if March is a soaker, we face the possibility of a really intense fire season.