Modoc National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
800 W. 12th St
Alturas, CA 96101
The Parker 2 fire is 7,968 acres and 45% contained.
Crews have completed fireline around the majority of the fire, with the only remaining open line in the Wilderness area on the southeast side of the fire. Crews will work on strengthening fire lines and mopping up around all the spots and fingers of fire, making sure that each piece has good containment. Still-burning stump holes, fire-weakened trees, and other hot spots can threaten lines if they are not completely put out. Suppression repair has begun on contingency lines north and northeast of the fire perimeter. Crews will put in water bars, remove berms, and cover opened lines to prevent erosion during rain. Fire staff will also assist today in replacing the bridge over the Middle Fork of Parker Creek, which was destroyed by fire late last week. An estimate for completion of that work is not known at this time.
The low pressure system that brought localized heavy rain, thunderstorms, and hail into Northern California is finally moving out of the area today. Weather is predicted to be warmer and drier, with westerly winds gusting up to 25mph, especially in the afternoon hours and along ridgetops. A cold system, predicted to move into the area late Sunday, could bring even stronger winds. Firefighters are on alert for any increase in fire activity or holdover starts that could appear due to these changing conditions.
A closure order remains in effect for the Parker 2 Fire area on the Modoc National Forest. It is currently being updated. For the most current closure information, visit the Modoc National Forest website at https://goo.gl/nJcSQz
Information, photos, and maps for the Parker 2 Fire are available on Inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5462/