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Hirz Fire

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Shasta-Trinity National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002

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Hirz Fire Update August 10 10:00 a.m.

Hirz Fire Wildfire
News – 8/10/2018

Hirz Fire Status

Acres Burned: 450

Cause: under investigation

Date/Time Reported: August 9, 2018 1:55 a.m.

Percent Contained: 10

Expected Containment: unknown

Total Resources Assigned: 81

Crew: 1

Engines: 9

Helicopter: 1

Air Attack: 1

Water Tender: 1

Current Fire Situation:

The Hirz Fire continues to burn near Hirz Mountain and Gilman Road near the McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake. The fire began as three smaller fires along Gilman Road. The smallest fire was contained at 10 acres. The two larger fires merged together and are burning north-northwest up the slope of Hirz Mountain.

We urge the public to please be cautious of increased fire traffic along Gilman Road east of Interstate 5 and avoid the area if possible.

A Red Flag Warning is in effect through Saturday evening. Increasing wind is expected over higher terrain into Saturday evening as a low pressure system passes through Northern California. Local gusts up to 35 mph will be possible, particularly during the afternoons and early evenings over higher elevations. These winds when coupled with low humidity levels will bring critical fire weather conditions.

Fire Information: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6116/ or call (530) 628-0039 Hours: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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