Modoc National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
800 W. 12th St
Alturas, CA 96101
The Parker 2 Fire is currently about 8,087 acres and 25% contained.
Rain and road conditions prevented firefighters from working on line construction overnight. Despite the rain, infrared imaging and crew observations show that the fire is still holding scattered heat in many locations. Today, crews on the northern side of the fire will continue to work directly on the fire’s edge east from Dry Creek Basin, and build indirect fire line along the ridge north of Forest Road 42N30. They will also continue to open and improve existing roads to use if they should become necessary. Firefighters are remaining in place at structures between Deep Creek and Granger Canyon, although little growth has occurred in that area over the past several days. On the southern edge of the fire, crews will continue to look for opportunities for suppression within the Wilderness area, using natural barriers (like rock escarpments) and trails to keep the fire from spreading south. They will also improve firelines around infrastructure like the Pepperdine Campground and the cabins at Tom Lee Meadows. Low intensity fire did pass through the area, but neither the campground nor the cabins sustained damage.
Warmer and drier weather conditions are predicted mid-day, as last night’s showers move out of the fire area. Lower relative humidity and quickly drying vegetation could result in some increased fire activity. However, clouds are expected to build again by late afternoon, and a Fire Weather Watch is again in effect for localized heavy rain, lightning, and gusty winds.
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.