Shasta-Trinity National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002
The Delta and Hirz fire area has been declared 100% contained. At this point we have fireline around the entire perimeter of the fire.
Fire behavior continues to be minimal throughout the interior of 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.
Curtis Coots Incident Commander, Nor Cal Team 1 states “There is still a lot of work to be done. We have roughly 150 miles of suppression repair to complete within the Delta and Hirz fire footprint. This involved, among other things pulling back brush, chipping and building water bars to minimize soil erosion on dozer lines and hand lines.” Reflecting on the fire season he says “It has been a long season. It has been a marathon and not a sprint for all the fire community this season. The fire seasons are longer, the temperatures tend to be hotter and the winds seem to blow stronger. This year has already been a record year for fire and we still have potentially more as Southern California and the Santa Anna’s have yet to show their face.”
Throughout the Delta and Hirz fire area, suppression repair work continues to be 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: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6221/
Today, the fire area is expecting North winds of 10-15 mph, with gusts up to 25mph on the ridges. Night time temperatures will be near freezing.
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.