The Shasta McCloud Management Unit reported eight fires started by lightning the afternoon of July 4. All were listed at a quarter of an acre or smaller as of Sunday evening, July 5.

Several wildfires started by lightning Saturday afternoon, July 4, were burning on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest as of Sunday evening.

The largest of the fire, according to a news release from the Forest, was holding at 4 to 5 acres on the Trinity River Management Unit.

The Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area Management Unit reported a one half acre fire near the McCloud Bridge Campground off Gilman Road.

The Shasta McCloud Management Unit has reported eight fires: The Spring fire near Stewart Springs was 0.25 acre as of Sunday evening. Resources there included a crew, engine, and water tender.

The Cabin fire was also reported at 0.25 acre with smokejumpers responding.

The Flume fire near Castle Crags was 0.25 acre, as was the Ram fire near Ramshorn.

All other incidents were listed at a tenth of an acre or smaller, according to the release.

Fire information can be obtained by visiting or calling the Public Information Line at (530) 605-7337.

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