Active Lightning Fire Update September 12, 2017 (not a press release)
Incident: 2017 SHF Initial Attack Fires Wildfire
Total Number of New Fires: 10
Total Acres Burned: Less than 2 acres
Date Started: September 12, 2017
Percent Contained: (see individual fires listed within the Incident Overview section on Incident Information page)
Expected Containment: (see individual fires listed within the Incident Overview section on Incident nformation page)
Current Fire Situation: Firefighters with the Shasta-Trinity National Forest are closely monitoring and responding to ten fires caused lightning storms passing over northern California the evening of September 12, 2017.
The US Forest Service will conduct aerial reconnaissance flights the morning of September 13, 2017 to determine potential fire growth and appropriate response activity of any new developing fires. These reconnaissance flights are part of our normal operating plan after lightning storms.