Firefighters with the Shasta-Trinity National Forest were responding to several fires as of Monday morning, many of them caused by lightning from storms passing through Northern California mountains.
The fires are being suppressed by fire engines hand crews and helicopter water drops, according to information posted at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5472/.
“The US Forest Service will be planning aerial reconnaissance flights each day over the forest to assist with detection of new lightning related fires. The reconnaissance flights are part of our normal operating plan after lightning storms.”
Fires, as reported at about 11 a.m. Monday, are listed below by name, reported time, approximate location and size:
Aug. 6, 2017
• Grasshopper Fire, 7:31 p.m., near Grasshopper Flat SW of Medicine Lake;
• Wards Fire, 7:48 p.m., near Sims Flat south of Castella, 0.5 acres;
Aug. 7, 2017
• Ridge Fire, 8:03 a.m., near Mosquito Ridge, west of I-5 north of Lakehead;
• Mill Fire, 8:03 a.m., west of I-5 north of Lakehead, 0.10 acres;
• Bald Fire, 8:09 a.m., not-confirmed, smoke-check
• Devils Fire, 8:28 a.m., near Devils Canyon, north of Big Bend, 0.1 acres
• French Fire, 9:06 a.m., west of I-5, north of Lakehead.