Shasta-Trinity National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002
Hours: 7 am - 7 pm
Current Overnight, fire crews continued firing operations off of Bucks Peak, working south along the constructed dozer line towards Old Mill Road and west towards Middle Salt Creek to protect residences. This strategic firing is progressing slowly to ensure fire behavior is moderated and controlled. The fire will back away from ignition operations, creating a wide black line along the perimeter of the fire. Another tool that firefighters may use over the next few days is an aerial firing technique called Plastic Sphere Dispenser. This enables the ignition of low-intensity fire in areas that are otherwise inaccessible and will be used to burn out interior portions of the fire area.In the northeast, the fire is moving north towards Nawtawaket Mountain and High Mountain. Firing operations around the Bollibokka Fishing Club, have provided a wide fire break for protection of the club.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday August 09th, 2018 approx. 01:55 AM|
|Location||18 miles northeast of Redding, CA|
|Incident Commander||Curtis Coots, Incident Commander, Northern California Interagency Incident Management Team 1|
|Coordinates||40.891 latitude, -122.228 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||11%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Saturday September 01st, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (Litter and Understory) with Chaparral (6 feet) Tall Grasses (2.5 feet).
The fire is burning in mixed conifer on the upper slopes and oak woodland / brush on the lower slopes closer to Shasta Lake and the McCloud River. Plantations and some areas of untreated slash are present on timber lands. As the fire moves across High Mountain Road the fire will move into a 1999 fire scar.
Moderate backing, flanking and isolated tree torching were observed on the fire. Fire backed along control lines along the western portion of the incident. Rocky ground and limited fuels has slowed fire progress in some areas. Fire progressed on the northeast side.
Resources will continue to implement strategic firing as conditions allow on the western portions of the fire and secure previously fired lines moving to the south. Tactical firing will occur along the McCloud River and crew will scout for opportunities to check the spread to the north. Equipment will continue to construct and prepare indirect lines to the north near Tombstone Peak.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hours: The fire is moving north in Nawtawaket Creek and Winniwaket Creek towards Nawtawaket Mountain and High Mountain. Tactical firing operations have moved past the Bollibokka Fishing Club and continue up the McCloud River drainage. Rocky ground with dispersed fuels will slow the fire spread to the north but it will continue to the ridge. Firing operations continue off of Bucks Peak, working south past Old Mill Road and north towards Middle Salt Creek. Fire will back away from ignition operations into Long Tom Creek. Fire that crossed Hanland Peak is backing towards Middle Salt Creek.
North winds gusts to 10mph over ridges. RH recovery poor 22-27% over ridges.
Today: North winds through the AM moving upslope towards 1200. Temps mid 80s-90s, Max RH 10-15% with poor recovery overnight.