A fire that started just before 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the northwest corner of Highway 89 and the Mt. Shasta Ski Park road was held to about half an acre and was expected to be contained by 4:30 p.m.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, according to CAL FIRE Battalion Chief Scott Tavalero, who was at the scene.
An air attack plane and helicopter that were available for the Bradley Fire in Dunsmuir were used to quickly douse the fire on the opposite side of Hwy 89 from Snowman Hill.
USFS fire engine operator Joe Pearsall, who worked on both the Bradley Fire and Snowman incident, said, “We found that there are possibly two starts to this fire. It threatened the power lines, but we have kept it in under control.”
It was first reported by a USFS employee who was driving by.
The Bradley Fire, on a steep hillside west of Dunsmuir, started Monday night and was reported to be 49 acres and 35 percent contained as of Wednesday afternoon with 95 personnel, 2 engines, 3 crews, and 5 water tenders on scene.