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Bald Fire

Unit Information

Lassen National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2550 Riverside Ave SUSANVILLE California 96130
Susanville, CA 96130

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This incident is no longer being updated.

Final Update of Inciweb for the Bald Fire will be 8/12/14.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday July 30th, 2014 approx. 08:15 PM
LocationEight miles southeast of Fall River Mills
Incident CommanderMike Minton, NorCal IIMT1; Kelly Zombro, Cal Fire (Unified Command)
Coordinates40.901 latitude, -121.368 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel338
Size39,736 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Fuels Involved

Old decadent brush, isolated timber stringers and some grass.

Significant Events

Heavy fuels, stump holes and duff continue to consume. Minimal fire behavior occurred today with isolated moisture over the fire area.


Planned Actions

Hold and improve existing line, mop-up, continue suppression repair and back haul.

Projected Incident Activity

Moderate to high fire spread potential. Outflow winds to 40 mph could lead to high rates of spread and flame lengths if fire escapes established containment lines or during local initial attack.


Fire has transitioned to a local Type 4 organization today 08/11/14 at 0700.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Moist unstable air mass moving in with cooler temperatures, higher humidifies and increasing cloud cover. Afternoon thunderstorms moved over the fire area with downstrikes, virga and spotty, light showers. Temps 82-88 degrees. RH 16-21%. Winds west, northwest 5-8. Probability of Ignition 54-85%. Spotting distance up to 0.4 miles. Chance of dry thunderstorms today through Tuesday. Low moves onshore Monday night into Tuesday with drier conditions by mid-week. Red Flag Warning in effect until 1100 Tuesday for abundant lightning.