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Delta Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Delta Fire Information
Phone: 530-226-2494
Hours: 8 am - 5 pm

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Work on suppression repair is still continuing on the Delta Fire. Repair activities include grading heavily used roads, repairing damaged culverts, replacing vegetation and installing waterbars on dozer lines and hand lines to prevent erosion and recovering timber damaged during suppression efforts.

The Forest Closer Order number 14-18-20 is still in place. For specific recreation information contact the Weaverville Ranger Station (530) 623-2121, the Shasta Lake Ranger District (530) 275-1587, or the Mt. Shasta Ranger Station (530) 926-4511 for specific information.

Warm temperatures combined with very dry air may result in more smoke being visible from still smoldering pockets of heavy fuels (logs, stump holes, etc.). Crews are continuing to patrol the fires perimeter to insure there is no threat to the fire line.

Command of the Delta Fire transferred from the Northern California Interagency Incident Management Team 1 back to the Shasta-Trinity National Forest on October 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm. Two Type 4 organizations are in place with organizational responsibility divided between the Trinity River Management Unit and Shasta McCloud Management Unit along the District boundary.

For Delta/Hirz Fire Burned Area Emergency Response Information, please visit the BAER InciWeb site at:

For any additional fire information contact the Shasta-Trinity National Forest at (530) 226-2494 during normal business hours.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday September 05th, 2018 approx. 12:51 PM
Location2 miles north of Lakehead, Ca
Incident CommanderPearsall/Bailey
Coordinates40.923 latitude, -122.408 longitude

Current Situation

Size63,311 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateSunday October 07th, 2018 approx. 07:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Closed Timber Litter

Brush (2 feet )

Timber (Little and understory)

Significant Events

Although contained, the Carr Fire, Hirz Fire and Delta Fires are not out. In the continued dry and windy weather the area is experiencing, isolated heavy fuels like buried woody debris, dead standing trees, and fallen logs continue to burn within containment lines & produce smoke. Containment lines are patrolled and fire activity is carefully monitored.


Planned Actions

Patrol and continue suppression repair