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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 October 4, 2018

Delta Fire Wildfire
News – 10/4/2018

Fire activity has been reduced to smoldering and creeping in sheltered areas throughout the Delta and Hirz Fires, however 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. Fire fighters will continue to patrol the fire area, monitor the fire’s perimeter, and engage in in suppression repair. Out of the 688 miles of roads used for fire operations, rehabilitation and repair work has been completed on 425 miles. 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 fire continues to hold in place west of Damnation Pass and east of Clear Creek, a combination of dozer line and handline has been constructed along the perimeter. Throughout the Delta and Hirz fire areas, 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 5 mph today, with night time temperatures to drop down to near freezing tonight. 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:

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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