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SHF Lightning Fires 2019

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contacts

Josef Orosz
Phone: 530-226-2322
Hours: M-F 9am to 5pm

Carol Underhill
Phone: 530-226-2494

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Lightning storms moving through the area have ignited several small fires. Forest officials and firefighters closely monitor these storms and use a combination of aerial reconnaissance flights, fire engines patrols, and reports of fire activity from the public in order to respond quickly and determine potential growth activity of the fires and develop appropriate response activity. 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.

06/16/2019 17:11 CHINA Lat,Lon - 40 53.394, -123 8.508 Geographic - Backbone Ridge on the Trinity River Management Unit, 1.5 acre, Fire has hose line around it with crews felling snags 06/17/19 0800

06/16/2019 16:19 CREEK Lat,Lon - 41 05.094, -122 47.868 Geographic - Boulder Creek drainage on the Trinity River Management Unit, Single Tree, Fire has been isolated to area surrounding tree with no growth expected. Crews on scene.

06/16/2019 14:28 BOULDER Lat,Lon - 41 04.596, -122 46.770 Geographic - Boulder Lake Trailhead on the Trinity River Management Unit, .10 acre, Contained 06/16/19 1740

06/15/2019 18:38 BOWERMAN Lat,Lon - 40 53.910, -122 45.25 Geographic - Bowerman Barn area on the Trinity River Management Unit, .25 acre, In patrol status 06/16/19 1435

06/04/2019 15:13 PORTER Lat,Lon - 41 3.876, -122 38.454 Geographic - S of Bonanza King north of Trinity Lake, 3 acres, Controlled 06/06/19 1450 (This fire is patrolled daily by firefighters. No new growth has been noted.)

06/03/2019 17:42 GROUSE Lat,Lon - 40 24.882, -123 22.068 Geographic – NW of Forest Glen on the Trinity River Management Unit, .25 acreage, Declared out on 06/05/19 0856

06/03/2019 17:24 DEVIL Lat,Lon - 40 18.888, -123 17.484 Geographic - NW of Horse Ridge on the Trinity River Management Unit, 0.10 acres, Declared out on 06/07/19 1344

06/03/2019 14:48 PICKETT Lat,Lon - 40 21.486, -123 23.172 Geographic - SW of Forest Glen on the Trinity River Management Unit, .34 acreage, Declared out on 06/05/19 at 1230

06/02/2019 16:44 RUSH Lat,Lon 40 49.596, -122 51.330, Geographic - between Tannery Gulch and Hwy 3 on the Trinity River Management Unit, 01 acreage, Declared out on 06/10/19 1213

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Coordinates41.063 latitude, -122.638 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.