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South Fire

Unit Information

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

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Phone: 1-530-852-8473
Hours: 8:00am - 8:00pm

Highlighted Activity

09/16/2019 South Fire Morning Update 09-16-19
As of this morning, the South Fire is approximately 5190 acres with 30% containment. Precipitation occurred overnight on the fire, which has reduced fire activity. The South Fire is in the...
Announcement - 09/16/2019

As of this morning, the South Fire is approximately 5190 acres with 30% containment. Precipitation occurred overnight on the fire, which has reduced fire activity. Firing operations were completed along the Humboldt Trail. Crews will continue to strengthen the trail by improving the handline. Fire continues to hold within the current containment lines.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginThursday September 05th, 2019 approx. 01:45 PM
Location15 miles South of the town of Platina CA.
Incident CommanderDustan Mueller ICT2
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates40.109 latitude, -122.789 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel715
Size5,190 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained30%
Estimated Containment DateTuesday October 01st, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Chamise, Manzanita, grass and timber litter.

Significant Events

Rain fell on the fire overnight, minimizing fire behavior.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Provide point protection for structures and critical values at risk. Improve the Humboldt Trail to the northwest. Hold, improve, and mop up control lines, to the extent necessary to keep the fire within existing lines. Continue to scout and plan contingency lines. Perform suppression repair as appropriate.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Expect smoldering and creeping fire activity with concentrations of heat in stump holes and other 1000 fuels protected from rain

24 hours: Increase in the humidity will decrease the fire behavior and movement.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Rain fell on the fire overnight with 0.10 to 0.15 inches measured. Lows were 40-45 degrees at 5000 feet elevation and 50-55 degrees at 2500 feet. Maximum relative humidity was 80-90 percent with winds southwest to west 10-15 mph with local gusts up to 35 mph.

Forecast for today: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 50-55 at 5000 feet and 60-65 at 2500 feet. Minimum relative humidity 55-60 percent at 5000 feet ant 45-55 percent at 2500 feet. Winds northwest 5-10 mph except erratic and gusty near thunderstorms.