Shasta-Trinity National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002
Lightning causes local wildfires on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest
McCloud, CA - A lightning storm moved across northern Shasta County Sunday night with approximately 200 down strikes recorded. As of Monday morning the lightning had resulted in five small fires. All fires have been contained and or controlled.
The five fires near McCloud are all on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The Spring Fire near McBride Spring is the largest at 1/4 acre. The other fires are just 0.1 acre and controlled. Other areas of the forest also received lightning strikes Sunday night, but no fires have been detected so far. Aerial recon will continue today for the detection of any new fires.
The Shasta-Trinity National Forest would like to remind everyone to be cautious during the hot weather and encourages homeowners to be prepared for this coming fire season. Creating defensible space around structures and taking other measures can help ensure community and firefighter safety. For more information visit www.livingwithfire.info or www.preventwildfireca.org.
For more information, including any maps and photos, please visit http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4765/ or call 530-242-2494.
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