Firefighters are continuing to construct direct and indirect handline to secure the perimeter, while patrolling and mopping up hot spots as necessary to secure established control lines.
As of Saturday afternoon, the Bradley Fire in Dunsmuir had been mapped at 54 acres and was approximately 60 percent contained, according to information posted at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5547/.
A total of 182 personnel were assigned to the wildfire that started at approximately 10 p.m. Monday night, Aug. 28, on a steep hillside just west of town.
A Code Red evacuation warning that was previously issued by the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office for residents along Simpson, Scarlett, Haven, and Goodsell Roads was lifted Sept. 1.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
On scene as of Saturday afternoon were three engines, five crews, five water tenders, and other personnel. Aircraft including air tankers and helicopters are available to assist as needed.
As reported Saturday on InciWeb, “Firefighters are working on very steep rocky terrain to construct direct and indirect handline to secure the fire perimeter. They are also patrolling and mopping up hot spots as necessary to secure established control lines.”
Record high temperatures and low humidities are expected to continue through the weekend, according to the report.
A fire information number has been set up at (530) 628-0039.