Seventeen fires were reported to CALFIRE on state lands in Siskiyou County during and after the thunderstorms in the area Sunday and Monday, July 25 and 26, 2010.
The largest was 2 1/2 acres and all had been controlled as of Wednesday morning, said CALFIRE Information/Education Officer Suzanne Brady.
Strike teams from the San Mateo and Santa Cruz areas that were called in remained in the area Wednesday due to adverse weather, Brady said, and some crews remained in the field to make sure hot spots were out.
Some of the fires were in remote areas on steep terrain.
Sleeper fires were reported on Tuesday, but no new fires.
A sleeper fire, Brady explained, is when lightning strikes a tree or receptive fuel bed and creates a small, deep-seated fire that is unable to spread or grow in size until such a time as the humidity drops and the temperature rises. Often this takes several hours up to several days to occur.
To report a fire call 911. For fire information you can call the Fire Information Line, 842-2266.
Klamath National Forest also responded to fires
Most of the fires reported on Klamath National Forest lands during the thunderstorms were quickly suppressed by initial attack fire crews, according to KNF officials.
The Craggy Fire was estimated on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, to be 15 acres in size and burning actively uphill near the China Peak area, six miles east of the community of Oak Knoll and south of the Klamath River and State Highway 96.
The other fire of concern was the Buckhorn Fire, burning near the Buckhorn Bally Lookout, southeast of the Beaver Creek Campground, with no size estimate. No structures were immediately threatened by either of these fires, according to a KNF news release.
Reconnaissance aircraft were continuing to patrol northern California Tuesday searching for any new fires.
The human-caused fire discovered near the community of Happy Camp on Monday, along State Highway 96 (in the Cade Mountain area) was contained and crews were working yesterday to fully control it.
The lightning-caused Tamarack Fire, discovered late Monday, has been contained. It is located near Garner Mountain, at the south east end of the Goosenest Ranger District.