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Lime Fire

Unit Information

Klamath National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1711 S. Main St
Yreka, CA 96097

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September 19, 2019 - Yreka, CA.

Yreka, CA. – The Lime and Kidder 2 Fires were started by lightning on September 5, 2019.

The Klamath National Forest Type 3 Incident Management Team assumed command of the Lime Fire and the Kidder 2 Fire yesterday.

The closure orders for both the Lime Fire and the Kidder 2 Fire have been rescinded effective today. This includes Tree of Heaven Campground and Kidder Creek Trail.

Lime Fire – is located south of Cottonwood Peak on the Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Ranger District.

The fire is currently at 1,872 acres and 99% contained and is in patrol status. Suppression repair and backhaul of equipment is occurring. Because of this work, please continue to exercise caution while traveling on Highway 96 in the fire area. This will be the final Lime Fire update unless significant activity occurs.

Kidder 2 Fire – is located ten miles southwest of Fort Jones in the Marble Mountain Wilderness on the Salmon/Scott River Ranger District.

This fire is located in remote and extremely difficult terrain. The fire is 227 acres in size and is at 39% containment. The area of the fire received significant moisture and is showing minimal fire activity. Due to the minimal fire activity on the Kidder 2 Fire, daily updates will transition to twice weekly unless significant activity occurs.

The Pacific Crest Trail passes near the Kidder 2 Fire. For their safety, hikers are advised to avoid the fire area. Please be aware of changing fire conditions.

Please visit the following websites for more information:

Lime Fire InciWeb:

Kidder 2 Fire InciWeb:



Telephone: Joshua Veal (530) 841-4485

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday September 05th, 2019 approx. 11:19 AM
LocationWest of I-5, East of Klamath River in Lime Gulch
Coordinates41.866 latitude, -122.67 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel215
Size1,872 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained99%
Fuels Involved

Brush and Timber

Significant Events

Suppression repair and backhaul is ongoing.


Planned Actions

Keep the fire west of Ash Creek, Keep the fire south of Cottonwood Peak, Longfellow and Rattlesnake Peaks. And keep the fire east of the Klamath River.

Projected Incident Activity

The Lime Fire has transitioned to patrol status.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Drying trend is in the forecast