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Parker 2 Fire

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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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August 7th AM Update

Parker 2 Fire Wildfire
News – 8/7/2017

The Parker 2 Fire is currently about 7,992 acres and 15 % contained.

The most active part of the Parker 2 Fire overnight was the northeast corner, where the fire continues to spread slowly through the timber. However, light precipitation fell overnight, minimizing fire behavior in the early morning hours. Crews continued to work directly in the Willow Canyon area, and to build and improve dozer line on a ridge just north of Deep Creek Road, tying that line into existing roads where possible. On the east side of the fire, crews continued improving line below the power poles west of Cedarville, and south to Grange r Canyon. They will continue th ose efforts today, using favorable weather conditions to contain the fire as close to its active edge as possible.

The weather pattern today is predicted to be similar to yesterday, with possible heavy rains, thunderstorms , and outflow winds possible as clouds gather this afternoon. A Red Flag Warning is in effect again today . The low pressure system sitting over California is expected to linger in the area through at least Wednesday .

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

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