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SHF Lightning Fires

Unit Information

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

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This photograph shows the Dollar Fire in the Trinity Alps Wilderness on July 18, 2018Image options: [ Full Size ]

This summary page is for current month lightning fires. For past month fire information, please visit the 'News' Tab.

Lightning storms moving through the area on July 14, 15 and 22 ignited several fires. Forest officials and firefighters closely monitor and respond to these fires and aerial reconnaissance flights will often be used to determine potential growth activity of the fires and develop appropriate response activity. The reconnaissance flights are part of our normal operating plan after lightning storms.

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 current status. Any large fires will have a new "incident" page started in InciWeb.

July 14

9. 6:04 p.m. Mallet Fire - located near Mallethead Rock 2 miles north of China Mountain west of Weed, 0.1 acres, fire has been declared out

July 15

10. 9:15 a.m. Zot Fire - located near Horse Peak northeast of Mt. Shasta, 0.1 acres, fire has been declared out
11. 2:12 p.m. Lakin Fire - located near Lakin east of Mt. Shasta, 0.2 acres, fire has been declared out
12. 6:41 p.m. Horse Fire - located south of Horse Peak northeast of Mt. Shasta, 0.75 acres, fire has been declared out

July 17

13. 6:00 p.m. Dollar Fire - located in the Trinity Alps Wilderness near Five Dollar Campsite near border of the Klamath NF and Cecil Lake Trailhead, 1/2 acre in brush and snags, fire has been declared out

July 18

14. 2:48 p.m. Grader Fire - located near Grader Gulch and Forest Road 26 west of Castle Crags, 0.2 acres, fire has been declared out

July 23

15. 9:46 a.m. Sunflower Fire - located northeast of Sunflower Flat along Hwy 3. Fire is reported at 0.1 acre in size and has been called out.
16. 7:01 p.m. Ranch Fire - located near Junction City, fire is .46 acres in size and is now contained.

Forest Service personnel and aircraft continue to work with local and state fire agency representatives to investigate and report new lightning fires. Updates will be made to this incident as information becomes available.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Coordinates41.068 latitude, -123.15 longitude


Planned Actions

Resources responding to these lightning 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 or as changes occur.

For current fire activity information, please call the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Public Affairs Office at (530) 226-2322 or 226-2494.

For more information on past lightning fire activity, please see the 'News' Tab or contact the Shasta-Trinity National Forest Public Affairs Office at the above listed number.