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Delta Fire

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

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Delta Fire Update October 2, 2018

Delta Fire Wildfire
News – 10/2/2018

Minimal fire behavior was reported throughout the main Delta and Hirz Fires. Fire fighters will continue to patrol the fire and monitor the fire’s perimeter. Rains have dampened the grasses and small woody brush, however the larger fuels such as stumps and downed logs may continue to produce smoke and have potential to flare back up if the conditions become warm and dry. The wet and muddy conditions may affect access in various areas of the fire. Crews will continue to engage in areas where it is safe for firefighters to do so.

Yesterday, fireline was completed along Dog Creek Road on the Delta Spot fire which continues to hold in place west of Damnation Pass and east of Clear Creek. Suppression repair work is being conducted in close coordination with the Resource Advisors (READs) to minimize cultural and natural resource damage.

A US Forest Service Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team is currently working on the Hirz and Delta Fires. For more information about the BAER team and the work they are doing, please visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6221/

The fire area is expecting upslope winds of 3-6 mph, ridgetop winds 5-7 mph with gusts up to 12mph, with night time temperatures to be in the 40s to 50s for the next few days.

Please drive safely. With rain the paved roads are often slick and expect muddy conditions on dirt roads. Interstate 5 is open in both directions with short one-lane traffic areas between Lakehead and Mount Shasta City due to construction and hazard tree removal.

Although moisture has occurred across the region, please remember that forest fire restrictions are still in effect. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/stnf/alerts-notices/?aid=47819

Area Opening/Closures:

To provide for public safety during suppression and repair, a Shasta-Trinity National Forest Closure Order is in place for the Delta Fire (order number 14-18-19). 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.

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