Parker 2 Fire

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Parker 2 Fire

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Modoc NF Closure Remains in Effect for Parker 2 Fire Area
A Forest Closure is still in effect for areas impacted by the Parker 2 Fire. While containment on the fire continues to increase, there are still significant hazards inside the fire perimeter,... more

INCIDENT UPDATED 2 DAYS AGO

Approximate Location

41.466 latitude, -120.321 longitude

Incident Overview

August 13 Parker Fire 2 Perimeter Map

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The Parker 2 Fire is 7,903 acres and 80% contained.

Patrol and mop up continue today, with crews using infrared from both UAS (drones) and helicopter to identify remaining hotspots. Winds tested lines yesterday, but did not affect containment on the fire. Weather today is predicted to be cooler with showers and an occasional thunderstorm passing through the area in the morning.

Fire and Modoc National Forest Staff will continue work replacing the Middle Fork Parker Creek Bridge, which was destroyed by the fire.

A forest closure remains in effect around the Parker 2 Fire! While the perimeter is well contained, hotspots, including burning stump holes and fire-weakened trees inside the fire area are hazardous to the public, and fire traffic is still present on the roads. For the most current closure information, visit the Modoc National Forest website at https://goo.gl/nJcSQz

NorCal Team 2 will transfer command of the Parker 2 Fire back to the Modoc NF at 6 a.m. tomorrow, August 15. Starting then, the Modoc National Forest will provide updates as conditions dictate.

Information on the fire will continue to be available by calling 530-276-8097.Information, photos, and maps for the Parker 2 Fire are available on Inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5462/


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginThursday August 03rd, 2017 approx. 02:00 PM
LocationWarner Mountains, Parker Creek area south of CA-299
Incident CommanderRick Young - Northern California Incident Management Team 2

Current Situation

Total Personnel657
Size7,903 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained80%
Fuels Involved

The fire is burning is grass, brush, and timber.

Outlook

Planned Actions

NorCal Team 2 will transfer command of the Parker 2 Fire back to the Modoc NF at 6am on August 15, 2017.

Remarks

A Forest Closure remains in place, encompassing the entire South Warner Wilderness and Forest areas north and west of the Wilderness. Visit the "Closure" section of this website to see the full closure order and a map.

Unit Information

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Modoc National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
225 W. 8th St
Alturas, CA 96101
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Incident Contacts

Parker 2 Fire Information Line
Phone: 530-276-8097
Hours: 7am to 9pm
Modoc National Forest
Phone: 1-530-233-8713
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