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Antelope Fire

Unit Information

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

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The Antelope Fire was first discovered on Sunday, August 1, 2021, in the Antelope Creek drainage on the Goosenest Ranger District of the Klamath National Forest. The Antelope Fire was one of several lightning-caused fires that occurred as a result of thunderstorms passing through the area. Firefighters are implementing a full suppression strategy to keep the fire footprint as small as possible. Crews are currently working on fireline suppression repair to mitigate damages caused during firefighting work.

Closures are in effect for the Antelope Fire Area. You can find the current closure information here on Inciweb under the Closures tab above. However, we are currently unable to post the closure maps on Inciweb. If you want the complete information, including maps, on current closures, consider visiting the forest sites:

Shasta Trinity National Forest (current closure in effect Sept. 23 – Oct. 22, 2021) - ·      
Klamath National Forest (current closure in effect Sept. 21 – Oct. 21, 2021) –

Modoc National Forest (current closure in effect Sept. 23 – Oct. 7, 2021) –

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday August 01st, 2021 approx. 10:30 AM
LocationAntelope Creek Drainage
Incident CommanderBrian Kitchens, Nevada Team 2
Coordinates41.5 latitude, -121.929 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel244
Size145,632 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Brush (2 feet)

Narrative: TU5: Timber (litter & understory): Mixed conifer with heavy dead and down, organic soils 2-8 inches deep at 5% moisture content. Live fuels and 1,000 hour fuels are at critically dry levels

GS2: Grass/Shrub Partially sheltered Ponderosa Pine overstory with moderate to high loading of woody shrub understory and light grass/forb cover.

Hazards: All fuels in the forest are extremely dry and receptive to any heat source.

Significant Events

Fire activity is minimal with creeping and smoldering within fire containment lines.


Planned Actions

Firefighters will continue to patrol and mop up any sources of heat that might breach the containment lines. Crews will continue to identify suppression repair activity that needs to occur.

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal fire behavior is expected given the amount of rain received over the fire area in the last 36 hours.


The fire continues to impact the Klamath, Modoc, Shasta-Trinity National Forests, Lava Beds National Monument, BLM, CAL FIRE DPA, private property and local timberlands.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

No precipitation is expected over the fire area through October 5. Winds will be light today and tomorrow (Oct. 1-2) and will pick up a bit those afternoons. Mornings will continue to be cool with warm afternoons about five degrees above normal.