The cause of the fire is human caused, by people firing weapons per CAL-FIRE.
17:00 hours update. Two updates to note. The fire is 25 acres and 40% contained. The other is a change in location according to CAl-FIRE it is Volcan View Way and Montezuma Valley Road near Ranchita. And forward spread has stopped.
We asked CAL FIRE early in the incident on road closures and evacuations. We are assuming that they are not in place since we did not get an answer. However, watch for emergency crews if in the area.
Oct 15, 2017 (Ranchita) CAL FIRE and other agencies are responding to a wildfire in Ranchita. They have dispatched the first alarm, with more equipment to follow to what they report to be a 3-5 acre fire.
So far there are no reports of structure threat or evacuations. This is a developing news story.