Lime Fire & Kidder 2 Fire Update - 9/16/2019
Yreka, CA. – The Lime and Kidder 2 Fires were started by lightning on September 5, 2019. The following are updates for each fire:
Lime Fire – is located south of Cottonwood Peak on the Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Ranger District.
The fire is currently at 1,872 acres and 84% contained.
On Sunday firefighters worked on strengthening fire containment lines and extinguishing remaining hot spots within the fire perimeter. Suppression efforts were aided by the wetting rains.
An upper level disturbance will move through the region today bringing showers and much colder temperatures along with possible afternoon thunder storms. Precipitation will diminish Monday night into Tuesday, but the chances increase as another system arrives mid-week.
Information on the Klamath National Forest Lime Fire closure order, issued on September 11, can be found at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/klamath/alerts-notices. The public is asked to remain away from closed areas, to allow the firefighters, engines, helicopters, and other equipment to work safely.
The evacuation warnings for residences within and adjacent to the Lime Fire, have been lifted by the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office.
The public is advised to continue to exercise extreme caution along Highway 96 when driving in the vicinity of the fire. To ensure public safety, the highway occasionally may be subject to temporary closure.
Kidder 2 Fire – is located ten miles southwest of Fort Jones in the Marble Mountain Wilderness on the Salmon/Scott River Ranger District.
This fire is located in remote and extremely difficult terrain. The fire is 207 acres in size and 43% contained. The decrease in containment is due to a small amount of fire growth from the wind event yesterday. The incident received precipitation and growth has slowed significantly. The cooler temperatures and rain chances will continue to aid firefighters on the Kidder 2 incident.
The Pacific Crest Trail passes near the Kidder 2 Fire. For their safety, hikers are advised to avoid the fire area. Please be aware of changing fire conditions.
Information on the Klamath National Forest Kidder 2 Fire closure order, issued on September 11, can be found at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/klamath/alerts-notices. Forest visitors can contact the Salmon/Scott River Ranger District Office at (530) 468-5351 for additional information or alternative recreational opportunities in the area.
Additional information and daily updates:
Lime Fire InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6576/
Kidder 2 Fire InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6584/
Smoke Outlook: https://wildlandfiresmoke.net/outlooks/NorthernKlamathNF
Telephone: Joshua Veal (530) 841-4485