Modoc National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
800 W. 12th St Alturas California 96101
Alturas, CA 96101
ALTURAS, Calif.— August 27, 2018, 7:00 a.m.
The Stone Fire remains at 39,387 acres and is 72% contained. 845 resources are assigned to the fire, including six helicopters and fixed wing aircraft as needed.
Last night was another quiet night, and firefighters on the line continued to patrol the eastern and southern edges of the fire and to mop up the western and northern. Last night was the last full night shift, although crews will remain assigned to patrol the fire perimeter for the next few nights.
Crews will continue mop up and suppression repair today. Moderate winds from the northeast this afternoon could again cause some flare ups, particularly in the Turner Creek drainage, but the fire is expected to stay within containment lines.
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