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Delta Fire

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

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October 8, 2018 Update

Delta Fire Wildfire
News – 10/8/2018

The Delta and Hirz fire area is 100% contained. A control line is complete around the fire, and spot fire, which has stopped the fire’s spread.

Potential fire behavior continues throughout the interior of Delta and Hirz fire. Crews will continue to patrol the fire area, monitor the fire’s perimeter, and mop up any hotspots that are near the constructed firelines.

North winds are expected to increase this afternoon, with gusts up to 25 mph along the upper slopes and ridge tops which can cause hazard trees to fall. These are trees that have the potential to be uprooted or broken off by the wind. Warmer and drier conditions throughout the day will cause larger fuels, such as stumps and downed logs, to produce visible smoke as they continue to smolder.

Throughout the Delta and Hirz fire area, suppression repair work continues to be conducted in close coordination with the Resource Advisors (READs). READs work to develop practical strategies and tactics to avoid, minimize, or mitigate impacts during and after a wildfire. In short, the READ advocates for the resources. 111 miles of suppression repair work still needs to be completed throughout the fire.

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:

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.

Although Northern California has received significant rainfall, wildfire season is still here. Most of California is dry and the public is urged to use extreme caution while working or participating in outdoor, recreational activities. One less spark, one less wildfire.

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.

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