Modoc July Complex News Release

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Modoc July Complex News Release

Modoc National Forest moving back to local fire management

Incident: Modoc July Complex Wildfire
Released: 8/14/2017

The Modoc National Forest would like to thank Nor Cal Team 2 and California Team 4 for their expert work in containing numerous wildfires on the forest in the last month. As they pack up and head home, Modoc personnel are reassuming responsibility for the Steele, Cove, Parker 2 and numerous other small fires, along with initial-attack protection for your entire 1.6 million-acre Modoc National Forest.

The Cove and Steele fires are now under the management of local Type 4 organizations, and the Parker 2 will return to local management at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. Folks may still see smoke coming from these fires as unburned islands are consumed within containment lines.

Updates will be provided as fire behavior dictates at

Continuing fire danger exists due to dry fuels and high temperatures. Please be extra careful while enjoying your national forest. Find information on how to be fire safe by visiting

Fire-safety Public Use Restrictions and three fire-area closure orders remain in effect and are found on the internet at

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Modoc National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
800 W. 12th St Alturas California 96101
Alturas, CA 96101

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