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2017 SHF Initial Attack Fires

Unit Information

Shasta-Trinity National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002

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Buck Fire at approximately 5 p.m. on September 13, 2017.Image options: [ Full Size ]

Lightning moved through the area during the afternoon and evening hours of September 12 and ignited several new fires across the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Forest officials and firefighters are closely monitoring and responding to these new fires.

Below we have listed each fire by the time the fire was reported, the name given to the fire, the approximate location and estimated fire size (if known) and response activity initiated. Any large fires will have a new "incident" page started in InciWeb:

September 12

1. 3:41 p.m. Coffee Fire - near Coffee Creek, 0.1 acres, fire is out

2. 4:46 p.m. Mule Fire - near Powell Ridge, 0.25 acre, fire is out

3. 5:55 p.m. Mine Fire - near Sims Gap, 0.25 acre, fire is in patrol status

4. 6:35 p.m. Willow Fire - near Hayfork, 0.25 acre, fire is out.

5. 6:42 p.m. Buck Fire - near Black Rock Mountain Lookout north of Yolla Bolly Wilderness Area, for updates please see:

6. 6:43 p.m. Time Fire - near Indian Valley, 0.25 acre, fire is in patrol status

7. 6:53 p.m. Star Fire - near Pettijohn Basin, 0.25 acre, fire is out.

8. 6:58 p.m. Gate Fire - near Post Mountain, 5 acres, fire has been contained

9. 7:22 p.m. Fool Fire - Near Wildcat Peak, 0.1 acre, fire is in patrol status

September 13

10. 6:18 p.m. Potato Fire - north of Potato Mountain in the Trinity Alps Wilderness, 0.1 acre, fire is contained

11. 9:32 p.m. Blossom Fire - north of Shell Mountain north of the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness, 0.7 acre, fire has been contained.

The US Forest Service is conducting aerial reconnaissance flights to determine potential fire growth and appropriate response activity to developing fires. These reconnaissance flights are part of our normal operating plan after lightning storms.

The Berry Fire burning near Big Bend is on Forest Service land but is part of the state (CAL FIRE) Direct Protection Area (DPA). More information on it can be found here:

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday August 06th, 2017 approx. 07:31 PM
Incident DescriptionSeveral Fires Located Across The Shasta-trinity National Forest
Coordinates40.228 latitude, -123.036 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel95
Fuels Involved

brush and timber

Significant Events

Lightning has sparked several fires on the forest


Planned Actions

Resources responding to these fires can include: helicopters, air tankers, smokejumpers, crews, and engines.

Projected Incident Activity

Aerial reconnaissance flights will continue to monitor all fires for growth and development and to identify any new fires.


Fire information will be updated daily.

Specific incident notes:

Number of personnel will fluctuate daily based on incident needs.

For current fire activity information, please call the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Public Affairs Office.

For more information on past lightning fire activity, please contact the Shasta-Trinity National Forest Public Affairs Office at (530) 226-2322 or 226-2494.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

sunny through the weekend, starting Monday temperatures will lower about 20 degrees and there is a chance of showers