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W-1 McDonald Fire

Unit Information

BLM Northern CA District
Bureau of Land Management
6640 Lockheed Dr.
Redding, CA 96002

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This incident is no longer being updated.

This fire is contained. It burned high desert grasses, brush and juniper about 10 miles east of the community of Madeline in Lassen County.
This is the final update for this incident.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday August 08th, 2019 approx. 03:45 PM
LocationApprox 10 miles east of Madeline, Calif.
Incident CommanderZach Palmer, BLM
Incident DescriptionWind Driven Wildfire
Coordinates40.962 latitude, -120.308 longitude

Current Situation

Size1,020 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Grass, brush, juniper

Significant Events

Fire is contained.


Planned Actions

Patrol and suppression repair

Projected Incident Activity

Patrol, suppression repair


The fire has burned more than 800 acres of sage grouse habitat. Acreage reduction from earlier reports is due to more accurate mapping.

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