The Klamath, Shasta-Trinity, and Modoc National Forests have all been fighting fires caused by lightning in recent weeks.
Northern California firefighters are continuing to work on numerous lightning fires, and the Klamath National Forest is urging everyone to be especially careful with fire.
More information about the fires is available at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
The Shasta-Trinity National Forest reported Sunday that 32 of 35 lightning fires that began over the past week were 100 percent contained and crews were working to extinguish hot spots within their perimeters.
Approximately 36 acres had burned from Aug. 6 to 13.
Details are are: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5472/
Modoc National Forest
On the Modoc National Forest, the July Complex of fires that began with lightning on July 24 was reported to be 97 percent contained Sunday, and personnel and equipment was being released.
Management of the incident, which burned 83,120 acres and resulted in six firefighter injuries but destroyed no structures, was being transferred from California Interagency Incident Management Team 4 back to the Modoc National Forest.
Crews were reported to be mopping up around the perimeter of the Parker 2 Fire on the Modoc National Forest, which had burned 7,904 acres as of Sunday and was 61 percent contained.
Closure areas for both the Parker 2 Fire and July Complex have been reduced. For more information visit the Modoc National Forest website at https://goo.gl/nJcSQz.
Information, photos, and maps for the Parker 2 Fire are available on Inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5462/
Klamath National Forest
On the Klamath National Forest, the Cedar Fire started by lightning on Aug. 8 had grown to 344 acres as of Saturday night near the Cedar/Thompson Creek confluence, about eight miles northwest of Seiad Valley.
Fire managers are building containment and/or contingency lines, according to Sunday release from the KNF.
There are concerns that a predicted warming and drying pattern may cause the fire to become more active and produce more smoke, which may affect Seiad Valley.
A daily Air Quality Report is posted on the Cedar Fire at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5482/.
Emergency closure Order No. 14-05-798 for the Cedar Fire has been issued. A complete list of roads and trails that are closed to protect the public and firefighting operations can be found on Inciweb. The Pacific Crest Trail is not directly affected by road or trail closures, although other trails near the fire, including the Boundary Trail west of the junction with the PCT, are closed to the public.
Additional information about the Cedar Fire is available on the U.S. Forest Service – Klamath National Forest Facebook page, on Inciweb, and on bulletin boards in Happy Camp. Information can also be obtained from the Happy Camp Ranger District at (530) 493-2243.
The Salmon August Complex, comprised of six lightning-ignited fires on the Salmon/Scott River Ranger District of the Klamath National Forest, had burned 1,850 acres as of Sunday afternoon, including 1,470 acres on the Island Fire in the Marble Mountain Wilderness.
The Oak Fire, started by lightning on Aug. 11, is located approximately 5 miles west of Happy Camp in the upper part of Oak Flat Creek drainage, about 1 mile south east of the Baldy Mountain Lookout. The fire is in timber in steep, rugged terrain and had burned about 50 acres as of Sunday afternoon.
The Clear Fire, which started from lightning on July 25, about 7 miles southwest of Happy Camp had grown to 6,553 acres as of Sunday and was approaching 70 percent containment.
Most of the Clear Fire’s perimeter was reported to be secure, and some crews and equipment were being shifted to work on new lightning fires.
A daily Air Quality Report is posted on the Clear Fire (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5433/ Inciweb page.
In the interest of public safety, the Klamath National Forest has closed certain roads and trails through Emergency Order No. 17-05-796 in the Clear Fire area (also posted on the posted on the Clear Fire Inciweb page and on local access routes). The public is urged to use caution when driving on local roads and Highway 96 due to a large amount of fire equipment in the area.
Additional information about the Clear Fire is available on the U.S. Forest Service – Klamath National Forest Facebook page, on Inciweb, and on bulletin boards in Happy Camp. Information can also be obtained from the Happy Camp Ranger District at (530) 493-2243.