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Cedar Fire

Unit Information

Klamath National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1711 S. Main St.
Yreka, CA 96097

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Four individual incidents Oak, Cedar, Clear and Prescott were combined into the Eclipse Complex on 8/15/17. For further information regarding this fire - the Cedar Fire - please see the Eclipse Complex at

The Cedar Fire, which started from lightning on August 8, is located approximately 12 miles northwest of Seiad, CA, near the confluence of Cedar and Thompson Creeks. The fire is located in a remote, rugged area with limited access.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday August 08th, 2017 approx. 03:30 PM
Location12 miles northwest of Seiad,CA Thompson Creek drainage
Incident CommanderJerry Spence/Don Graham (T)
Coordinates41.949 latitude, -123.347 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel335
Size360 Acres
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory). Brush (2 feet). Heavy timber with pockets of brush. No recent fire history in fire area.

Significant Events

Moderate backing, flanking, single tree torching. The fire is moving north northeast with slow to moderate rates of spread.


Planned Actions

Continue handline and dozerline construction on the east and south sides of the proposed fire perimeter. Begin prep around critical infrastructure along the 19N01 road on the west side for potential strategic firing operations. Engage in initial attack operations on new fire starts in and near the fire area where safe to do so.

Projected Incident Activity

Precipitation has dampened fire spread, but the area is expected to dry out as the week progresses. As the fuels dry out, fire activity is expected to increase.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Warm and dry afternoons will be abbreviated by cool nights with moderate RH recoveries this week. Afternoon temperatures will climb into the 87-97 range. Easterly winds.