Shasta-Trinity National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002
The cool and moist conditions today will keep the fire behavior to a minimum throughout the Delta and Hirz Fires. However with warmer and dryer conditions this weekend, larger fuels such as stumps and downed logs may produce visible smoke as they continue to be consumed. A combination of dozer line and handline has been constructed along the perimeter of the Delta Spot fire. Crews will continue to patrol the fire area, monitor the fire’s perimeter, continue to mop up any hotspots that are near the previously constructed firelines and engage in suppression repair. Out of the 688 miles of roads used for fire operations, rehabilitation and repair work has been completed on 488 miles, leaving only 200 miles to go. Crews will continue to engage in areas where it is safe to do so.
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/
This morning, the fire area is expecting southerly winds of 8-12 mph today, with gusts up to 20mph. This afternoon the wind direction will shift to the North Northwest. Night time temperatures will be near freezing tonight.
Drive with caution. Rain and freezing conditions have potential to cause slippery road conditions. 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.
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 Weaverville Ranger Station (530) 623-2121, Shasta Lake Ranger District at (530) 275-1587 or the Mt. Shasta Ranger Station at (530) 926-4511.