Modoc National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
800 W. 12th St
Alturas, CA 96101
August 6, 2017 Parker 2 Fire Update
The Parker 2 Fire is currently about 7,200 acres and 10% contained.
Crews made good progress on containment lines overnight. Crews will be working today to scout and assess firelines on the north side of the fire, working around private property to protect structures and opening roads to use for fire containment and access. On the east side of the fire, they continued to prepare power lines west of County Road 1 for potential firing operations, and to clear and create firelines around structures in the area between Deep Creek south to Granger Creek. On the south side of the fire, crews worked directly along the fires’ edge along Parker Creek Road as possible, then continued southeast with indirect fireline to the Wilderness boundary.
A red flag warning is in effect for Modoc County today for abundant lightning. Rain is expected to arrive with the lightning, with some isolated areas predicted to receive up to ¼ inch of rain. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the eastern fire area.
Information, photos, and maps for the Parker 2 Fire are available on Inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5462/
A Forest Closure remains in effect for the fire area. The full text of the Closure and a map are available on the Modoc National Forest website at https://goo.gl/t9gKKP.
Voluntary evacuations remain in effect for structures from Dry Creek south to Granger Creek west of County Road 1. Information on evacuations can be found on the Modoc County Sheriff’s facebook page.