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Klamath NF Lightning July 2021

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

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Klamath National Forest Lightning fires update, August 2, 2021 5:00 pm

An evacuation order has been issued for the Antelope Creek area near Tennant by the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office.  Please leave the area immediately. 

An evacuation order has been issued for Taylor Creek Road and surrounding areas by the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office.  Please leave the area immediately. 
An evacuation warning issued by the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office remains in effect for Forks of Salmon and Sawyers Bar areas.
For information about the River Complex on the Salmon/Scott River Ranger District, please go to the River Complex 2021 Incident page 

There has been significant support from outside the Klamath National Forest for these fires, including Smokejumpers, heli-rappel modules, and contracted fire engines and hand crews as well as CAL FIRE’s Siskiyou Unit.

Additional resources have been requested to support suppression operations. Demand for suppression resources is high in Northern California due to multiple incidents. A type 2 incident management team has been activated for the River Complex.

Additional small fires have been reported but have not yet been verified by ground forces. Seven fires on the River Complex have been contained.
  Klamath National Forest July Lightning Fires – Update 8/1, 9:30pm  

This update covers lightning fires on the Goosenest and Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Ranger Districts.  

Four total fires have been reported on the Goosenest Ranger District.  

  • The Antelope Fire remains active, now estimated at 85-100 acres. Resources on scene include 3 dozers, 5 engines, a water tender, a hand crew and numerous overhead. CAL FIRE and local government are assisting. 

  • The .25-acre La Honda Fire is 3.5 miles east of Orr Mountain Lookout. Resources remain on scene securing fireline and mopping up. 

  • Two fires are contained, the Wild and the Six Shooter, are both contained. The fires were both .25 acres or less. 

No additional fires were reported on the Happy Camp/Oak Knoll District. All previously reported fires are contained.  



Haypress Fire

2 miles southeast of Shadow Creek Campground, on the north side of I Am Up Ridge

400 ac – approximate, hotshots and a dozer are on scene

Packers Fire

On Packers Peak in the Trinity Alps Wilderness, 1.5 miles northwest of Big Flat.

5 ac – approximate, 16 smokejumpers are assigned.

Cronan Fire

3.5 miles NW of Sawyers Bar, near Cronan Gulch

150 ac – Burning to the north, being monitored by air.

Summer Fire

Near the Trinity Alps Wilderness, east of China Gulch Trailhead

30 ac - approximate, monitoring by air until crews can engage. Evacuation of hikers are in progress between China Gulch Trailhead and Grizzly Lake due to fire on both sides of the trail.

Trailhead Fire

2 miles north of Etna Summit

2 ac – Heli-rappellers on scene improved line today supported by air tankers and helicopters with buckets.

Graham Fire

3 miles north of Matthews Creek Campground

5 ac – On ridgetop. Firefighters are improving line and mopping up.

Ruffey Fire

Etna Mountain  

.5 ac – Heli-rappeller squad on scene, securing fireline and mopping up.

Island Fire

Marble Mtn Wilderness, near Lake of the Island 

3 ac – Updated approximate acreage. Smokejumpers on scene – mopping up.

Kelly Fire

Kelly Gulch, 2 miles NNW of Sawyers Bar

.25 ac - Resources on scene, improving line and mopping up.

Shadow Fire

2.5 miles east of Eddie Gulch Lookout

1 ac. -Approximate

High Point Fire

3.5 miles south of Sawyers Bar (updated location)

3 ac – CONTAINED, 7/31

Campbell Fire

Marble Mtn Wilderness, near Campbell Lk           

.25 ac – CONTAINED 7/31. Smokejumpers on scene, mopping up.

Spring Fire

Whisky Butte, west of Etna

.1 acres – CONTAINED 7/31

Post Fire

Scott Bar

.25 ac – CONTROLLED 7/31

Snuse Fire

South of Jones Beach, Snow Creek area

.1 ac – OUT 7/30

Whisky Fire

Whisky Butte, west of Etna

.1 ac – OUT 7/31

Bar Fire

Scott Bar

.25 ac – CONTAINED 7/30   

Several additional small fires (less than 1ac) have been reported in the River Complex but have not been confirmed by ground resources. Two are in the area of Long Gulch Lake, one 1.5 miles north of Trail Creek Trailhead, one in East White’s Creek, one in Garden Gulch near the Cow Ridge Trailhead, and one between Eddie Gulch and Timber Camp Trailhead. This information is preliminary in nature and subject to change as intel is acquired. Additional small fires continue to be reported.



Antelope Fire

5 miles south of Tennant

85-100 ac – approximate. 3 dozers, 5 engines, a hand crew, a water tender and multiple overhead are on scene. Moderate rate of spread.

La Honda Well

3.5 miles northeast of Orr Mountain Lookout

.25 ac – firefighters securing handline and mopping up


North side of Wild Horse Mountain


Six Shooter

3 miles northeast of Four Corners Sno-Park

.25 ac - CONTAINED



Lime Fire

S of Brown Bear Boat Launch in Lime Gulch

.2 ac – OUT 7/31

Bally Fire

Near Buckhorn Bally Lookout

.2 ac – CONTAINED 7/30

Glade Fire

Sterling Mountain near the Oregon border

.25 ac – CONTAINED 7/31



Branch Fire

5 miles north of Happy Camp, in Slater Fire Footporint

.1 ac – CONTAINED 7/31


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Incident TypeWildfire
Coordinates41.707 latitude, -122.644 longitude

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Red Flag Warning in effect for 7/31 - Abundant lightning on dry fuels.

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