Shasta-Trinity National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3644 Avtech Parkway Redding California 96002
Redding, CA 96002
Yesterday, the Delta Fire reached 76 percent containment through the combined efforts of federal, state, and local firefighters.
Crews responded to a half-acre fire near Pollard exit off Interstate 5. Helicopters and ground crews succeeded in quickly suppressing the fire. Smoke was visible on the northern edge of the fire in the Highland Lakes area. Firefighters continued to extinguish and remove burning material along the fireline in this area through mop-up.
Today, firefighters will focus on direct suppression along the uncontained edge of the fire near Sims Flat, east of Interstate 5. Travelers on the highway will likely see smoke between the Gibson and Sims exits over the next few days. Crews will continue to construct and reinforce control lines on the remaining uncontained edges near Damnation Peak to the south and Chicken Hawk Hill to the north.
Firefighters will continue mop-up and patrol on the contained edges of the fire. Crews will continue suppression repair activities on control lines. This includes rehabilitating areas affected by line construction to reduce erosion potential and restore scenic values.
This morning, California Interagency Incident Management Team 4 (CIIMT4) and CALFIRE moved out of unified command. CIIMT4 will retain command of the Delta and Hirz Fires under Incident Commander Jay Kurth. The Team expresses its gratitude to CALFIRE for its contribution on both incidents.
Forest Area Closures:
To provide for public safety during suppression and repair, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest Closure Orders for the Delta and Hirz Fires have been superseded by order number 14-18-19, effective September 15, 2018. For specific recreation information, please call the Shasta Lake Ranger District at (530) 275-1587 or the Mt. Shasta Ranger Station at (530) 926-4511.
All evacuations zones and advisories for the Delta Fire have been lifted in Shasta, Trinity, and Siskiyou Counties.