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Delta Fire

Unit Information

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

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October 6, 2018 Delta Fire Update

Delta Fire Wildfire
News – 10/6/2018

Fire behavior continues to be minimal throughout the Delta and Hirz Fire Area. However with warmer and drier conditions larger fuels such as stumps and downed logs may produce visible smoke as they continue to be consumed. Crews will continue to patrol the fire area, monitor the fire’s perimeter, and continue to mop up any hotspots that are near the previously constructed firelines. Crews are focusing on suppression repair throughout the Delta and Hirz fire area. Out of the 688 miles of roads used for fire operations, rehabilitation and repair work has been completed on 499 miles, leaving only 189 miles to go. Crews will continue to engage in areas where it is safe to do so. Slippery conditions and hazard trees continue to be of special concern at this time.

Throughout the Delta and Hirz fire area, 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 has completed the initial assessment of the Hirz and Delta Fires. BAER is an emergency program for work that involves time-critical activities to be completed before the first damaging storm event. For more information about the BAER team and the work they are doing, please visit:

Today, the fire area is expecting North winds of 12-18 mph, with gusts up to 30mph on the ridge tops. 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.

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 Weaverville Ranger Station (530) 623-2121, Shasta Lake Ranger District at (530) 275-1587 or the Mt. Shasta Ranger Station at (530) 926-4511.