The smoke forecast for the Mt. Shasta area is expected to change due to a high pressure system building over the area the next few days, according to a Smoke Outlook released by the Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program.

Some improvement in air quality is expected Sunday and Monday because of the end of burn out operations on the Carr Fire, but unhealthy conditions are still expected most of the day, improving slightly in the evenings.

The Hirz Fire on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest was reported at 14,014 acres and 11 percent contained as of Sunday morning. It has led to a forest road and trail closure beginning at the Interstate 5 corridor and Gilman exit up to I-5 and Fender’s Ferry Road, over to High Mountain then down Gilman Road to I-5. See details at:

The Carr Fire, which started July 23 and grew from Shasta County into Trinity County, was reported Sunday morning at 227,098 acres and 83 percent contained. See details at: