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Delta Fire

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

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Delta Fire Update Wednesday October 3, 2018

Delta Fire Wildfire
News – 10/3/2018

Fire activity has been observed as minimal due to the recent moisture event. Heavy fuels and stumps will slowly smolder until drier weather returns. 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.

The Delta Spot now has a solid fireline in place on Deltas east and south side. On the West side, fire crews were successful at constructing handline and significant mop up continues. Repair efforts continue on both the Hirz and Delta fires, where there is still 265 miles of suppression repair work along roads to be completed.

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/

Expect to see more isolated and scattered showers today and through tonight over the fire, with a possibility of thunderstorms late afternoon. The area will see drier and warmer weather, with possible winds this weekend.

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.

Area Opening/Closures:

Effective tomorrow, October 4, 2018, fire restrictions will be lifted. However, the Forest Closure order will still be in effect. 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. For more information on the closure: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd595868.pdf

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