Shasta-Trinity National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002
REDDING, Calif. – The Six Rivers and the Shasta-Trinity National Forests continue to work together to safely suppress the Grape fire. As a result of more accurate mapping, the Grape fire is presently estimated to be 234 acres and is 10 percent contained. Changes in acreage will occur as more opportunity presents itself for the fire’s edge to be more accurately surveyed.
The weather forecast shows that an upper level low pressure system will track across southern Oregon and northwest California bringing showers and isolated thunderstorms to the area and substantially cooler weather through Sunday. A high pressure system will return with drier and milder weather next week.
Top priorities continue to be firefighter and public safety, protecting private property, water systems, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) transmission lines and natural forest stands. Fuels across both forests are drying out sooner than expected which has led to an increase fire behavior for this time of year.
Fire engines and personnel continue to access County Roads 301 and 311, locally known as Hyampom Road and South Fork Road, to access the fire. For your own safety and the safety of the firefighters, all visitors are being advised to avoid the immediate area.
For updated information regarding this fire, please call (530) 628-0039 or visit the InciWeb Grape Fire information website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5761/
Date/Time Reported: April 24, 2018 4:59 p.m.
Acres Burned: 234
Cause: Under Investigation
Percent Contained: 10%
Area Closures: none
Health Advisories: none
Water Tenders: 2
Fallers: 3 teams
Total Resources Assigned: 218
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