Shasta-Trinity National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002
Redding, CA – Firefighting efforts continue this weekend across the Shasta-Trinity National Forest on fires resulting from last week's thunderstorms. The largest of these fires is the 1665-acre South Fire, located southeast of Tomhead Mountain west of Red Bluff. Incident Management Team 16 will be transitioning with the forest today and will take command of the fire Sunday morning at 6 a.m.
The Ramshorn Fire burning east of Highway 3 and west of Castle Crags has grown to approximately 250 acres. Water and retardant drops are slowing the fire's spread while crews are working to establish containment line.
The Cutthroat Fire, located north of Highway 299 near Big Flat, is holding at 15 acres. Water and retardant drops have been very successful in slowing fire progression and crews are building line around the perimeter.
The Middle Fire, located northeast of the Canyon Creek Trailhead in the Trinity Alps Wilderness, has grown to approximately 100 areas and is impacting the Canyon Creek and Bear Creek trails. Hikers and horse riders are encouraged to avoid the area.
Aerial reconnaissance flights and ground patrol efforts will continue across the forest for the next few days to help locate these newly identified fires. To report a new fire, please call 911.
For the most up to date Shasta-Trinity National Forest Lightning Fire information please visit our InciWeb page at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6370/.
To learn how you can be better prepared in case of a wildfire, visit www.preventwildfireca.org.
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