INCIDENT UPDATED 8/5/2014
Lightning Sparks More Siskiyou County Wildfires
Yreka, CA- A storm moved across Siskiyou County 7/29 and 7/30 with little moisture and a significant amount of lightning—with over 955 down strikes recorded. As of August 1st, the lightning had resulted in at least 26 lightning caused fires on the Happy Camp/Oak Knoll, Salmon/Scott Ranger District, and Goosenest Ranger District.
The larger new fires on the Salmon/Scott Ranger District include the 1300 acre Whites Fire, north of Eddy Gulch Lookout; the 17 acre Leef Fire, north of Carter Meadows; and the Log Fire, estimated at 317 acres, which is burning up Shackleford Creek west of Ft. Jones, CA. California Interagency Incident Management 1 (Jerry McGowan, Incident Commander) will assume command of the July Complex at 6 pm on August 2, 2014. More information can be found at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4035/.
On the Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Ranger District the larger new fires include the Beaver Fire, 600 acres in size, and the Cleghorn Fire, 36 acres in size—both located north of the Oak Knoll Work Station on Highway 96 as well as the Badger Fire is southeast of the Oak Knoll Work Station. At 6AM, Saturday August 2, the Northern California Incident Management Team 2 took command of these fires. More information can be found at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4036/.
All of the 25 CAL FIRE fires were small which ranged from a single snag to 5 acres with our largest being 16 areas located near Dome Mountain. All of these fires are contained and are currently staffed or in patrol status. CAL FIRE also has gone into Unified Command with Oregon Department of Forestry on the “Oregon Gulch” fire. Last night around 10p.m. the “Oregon Gulch” fire crossed over the California Oregon line into California. Currently the “Oregon Gulch” has burned 1000 acres in California. CAL FIRE currently has 6 dozers and 10 engines on the California side suppressing the fire.
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