During the evenings of May 8, May 15, May 20, May 23 and May 24, 2018 lightning moved through the area and ignited several new fires. Forest officials and firefighters are closely monitoring and responding to these reported fires.
The U.S. Forest Service is conducting aerial reconnaissance flights to determine potential growth activity of the fires and develop appropriate response activity. The reconnaissance flights are part of our normal operating plan after lightning storms.
Below we have listed each fire by the time the fire was reported, the name given to the fire, the approximate location and estimated fire size (if known) and current status. Any large fires will have a new "incident" page started in InciWeb.
May 8, 2018
1. 7:38 p.m. Cedars Fire - SW of Dubekella Mountain, .10 acreage, Fire called out at 3:27 p.m., May 11, 2018
2. 8:39 p.m. Chapman - SE of O`Brien Mountain, .10 acreage, In patrol status @ 12:07 a.m., May 9, 2018
3. 9:00 p.m. Creek Fire – SE of McCloud Bridge, .75 acreage, fire called out on June 7
May 15, 2018
4. 5:44 p.m. Den Fire - NW of Denny, single tree, in patrol status as of 9:13 p.m., May 15, 2018
May 21, 2018
5. 9:46 a.m. Schell Fire - West of I-5 and Shasta Lake near Schell Mountain. Fire was less than .01 acre in size. Fire was called out on June 13
May 23, 2018
6. 4:24 p.m. Divide Fire - located approximately a mile north of Hayfork Bally. Fire was about 0.1 acre in size, fire called out on June 7.
May 24, 2018
7. 5:12 p.m. Bobs Fire - located west of Bob's Farm. Fire was about 0.5 acres in size and was called out on May 28.
Forest Service personnel and aircraft continue to work with local and state fire agency representatives to investigate and report new lightning fires. Updates will be made to this incident as information becomes available.