Modoc National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
800 W. 12th St Alturas California 96101
Alturas, CA 96101
ALTURAS, Calif.— August 26, 2018, 7:00 a.m.
The Stone Fire remains at 39,386 acres and is 63% contained. 936 resources are assigned to the fire, including eight helicopters and fixed wing aircraft as needed. There is line around the entire fire perimeter.
The fire was very quiet overnight, with heat showing only on the west-northwestern edge of the fire. Crews continued some burning south of Loveness Road and east of Forest Road 42N77 to strengthen that line. The small slopover from day shift yesterday near Turner Creek was quickly lined and extinguished, but there is still a significant amount of heat in that area, and firefighters will be in there early to continue to strengthen lines and to address hot spots. Work this morning will also be focused on reinforcing lines to the north, as a high wind event is expected to arrive in the area today and may test those lines. Crews are being pre-positioned to respond to any heat detected that might pose a threat to lines.
In addition, crews have begun suppression repair around the fire. During repair, roads, culverts, and other infrastructure will be evaluated for damage, and water bars will be constructed to reduce erosion during winter. They are beginning to pull hose and any excess equipment from firelines.
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.
For more information and a photo gallery of the fire, please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6148