Vegetation fire near McCloud quickly contained to quarter acre

Staff reports
Mt. Shasta Area Newspapers
Firefighters quickly responded to a fire east of McCloud in the Shasta Trinity National Forest on Sept. 1, 2020. The fire was contained to a quarter acre.

Quick work by firefighters got a fire in the Shasta Trinity National Forest east of McCloud under control soon after it was reported Tuesday morning, Sept. 1.

The vegetation fire was contained to about a quarter acre, according to scanner traffic. The fire was possibly spread from an outdoor fire pit in the Shasta Forest Estates, a subdivision off the grid just outside of McCloud.

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McCloud Fire Department, Mount Shasta Fire Department, U.S. Forest Service personnel, CAL FIRE Siskiyou Unit, and the Dunsmuir/Castella Fire Department responded.