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. According to the Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS), nearly a half inch of rain fell over the fire area. The rain was a welcome sight for firefighters, however the adverse effect has made driving and navigating the steep rugged terrain difficult and unsafe at times. Firefighters will continue to work toward the control objectives.
Community Meeting: There will be a community meeting on Thursday May 3 at 4 p.m. at the volunteer fire station in Hyampom. District Rangers and District Fire Management Officers (FMO) from both the Six Rivers and the Shasta-Trinity National Forests who will be available to address any question or concerns the community might have.
As a result of more accurate mapping, the Grape fire is presently estimated to be 30 percent contained and its current estimated size is 234 acres. Changes in acreage will occur as more opportunity presents itself for the fire’s edge to be more accurately surveyed.
Sunday’s weather forecast calls for scattered showers with partly sunny skies, with a high near 57 degrees. A light west wind becomes west northwest at 5 to 10 mph in the morning and the chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
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.
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: 30%
Area Closures: none
Health Advisories: none
Fallers: 3 teams
Total Resources Assigned: 176