August 13, 2017 Lightning Update (not a press relase)
Incident: 2017 SHF Initial Attack Fires Wildfire
Total Number of New Fires: 10
Total Acres Burned: Less than 10 acres total
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 information 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. Four of the 10 fires are now either contained or in a patrol status.
The US Forest Service is conducting aerial reconnaissance flights 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.