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Stone Fire

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Modoc National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
800 W. 12th St Alturas California 96101
Alturas, CA 96101

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Stone Fire PM Update, August 24, 2018

Stone Fire Wildfire
News – 8/24/2018

AALTURAS, Calif. August 24, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

YOU ARE INVITED: Join NorCal Team 2 for a CAMP TOUR at the California Pines ICP at 2pm on Sunday, August 26. Take an approximately 1 ½ hour tour with Incident Management Team staff to learn how firefighters are fed, housed, and supplied during a fire assignment and to get a current update on the Stone Fire. Please RSVP to mdffireinfo@gmail.com or by calling 530- 710-8620 so we can plan for parking!

The Stone Fire is currently 38,188 acres and 30% contained. There are 998 resources assigned to the fire, including seven helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft as needed.

Residents and motorists can expect to see smoke and isolated flames as unburned islands of vegetation continue to ignite and burn. Firefighters will continue to patrol and address any hot spots or hazards, like burning trees, that could threaten containment.

Calmer winds led to another productive shift on the Stone Fire. Today, crews prioritized direct line construction along the north and western sides of the fire, continuing dozer line northeast from Turner Creek where the night shift left off this morning. They also continued to improve line from Forest Road 42N17 southwest along the fire’s active edge. Hazard trees have been removed along that line and fire hose has been inserted to help firefighters hold that line overnight. The wind is expected to become northeast after about 8 p.m., which could test lines on the western side of the fire. A large unburned island of vegetation south of Loveness Road ignited today, but it was well inside containment lines.

Containment lines on the eastern and southern sides of the fire have remained secure for several days.

All mandatory evacuations on the Stone Fire have been lifted.

For more information and a photo gallery of the fire, please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6148

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