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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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Incident Contact

Carol Underhill
Phone: 530-226-2494
Hours: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Mallet Fire was a single tree lightning strike fire contained at 0.1 acres on July 14, 2018.Image 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 during the last day have 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 is now contained (photo at right credit Anna Wright)

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
Coordinates41.435 latitude, -122.563 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.