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Parker 2 Fire

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

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August 12, 2017 Parker 2 Fire Update

Parker 2 Fire Wildfire
News – 8/12/2017

The Parker 2 fire is 7,949 acres and 55% contained.

Crews worked yesterday to strengthen and patrol lines, working carefully around the fingers and spots of fire to make sure that there is solid containment line around the whole perimeter. They will continue to mop up and “cold trail” (use an ungloved hand to check for heat long the fire perimeter) along completed lines. They have also initiated suppression repair, putting erosion control measures into place and covering up opened contingency lines. Fire staff is also aiding in the effort to replace the burned bridge over the Middle Fork of Parker Creek. Firefighters working in the Wilderness on the southeast corner of the fire are still staying overnight at Pepperdine Campground in order to lessen drive times from the Incident Command Post until the bridge is replaced.

The weather today is predicted to be similar to yesterday. Light terrain-driven winds are expected to increase in the afternoon today. A cold front passing through the area may bring stronger winds Sunday night into Monday morning. Firefighters will be on the lookout for increased fire behavior and any holdover fires that may become active due to the changing conditions. Residents can expect to see smoke and occasional torching inside the fire perimeter as previously unburned islands of vegetation continue to ignite.

A closure order remains in effect for the Parker 2 Fire area on the Modoc National Forest. For the most current closure information, visit the Modoc National Forest website at

Information, photos, and maps for the Parker 2 Fire are available on Inciweb at