Coffee Fire Declared Out
Incident: Coffee Fire Wildfire
WEAVERVILLE, Calif., Nov. 4, 2014 – On October 31, 2014, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest declared the Coffee Fire out and reopened the area for the public.
The lightning-caused Coffee Fire started on July 30, 2014, approximately 10 miles northwest of Trinity Center, CA on the Shasta-Trinity NF in the Trinity Alps Wilderness. The fire was successfully contained at 6,258 acres in mid-August, however there was still fire burning in the interior. While this interior fire did not jeopardize containment, it meant there was a continued need for an area closure to ensure public safety.
Recent rains in the area have now allowed fire officials to confidently state that all interior burning has ended, removing active fire danger for anyone wishing to visit the area. Forest Order No. 14-14-06, which implemented a fire closure area as a result of the Coffee Fire, was rescinded on October 31, 2014. Visitors to the area should be aware of the potential for hazard trees and erosion issues in the fire footprint.
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