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SHF Lightning Fires 2020

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

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SHF Lightning Fires July 24, 2020 Update

SHF Lightning Fires 2020 Wildfire
News – 7/24/2020

 Shasta-Trinity NF Lightning Fires
July 24, 2020 - Fire Update 

Trinity River Management Unit

Kinney Fire Date Reported: July 23, 2020 Acres Burned: Less than 1/3 acre Cause: Lightning Date Started: July 23, 2020 Percent Contained: 100%
Resources Crews: 0 Engines: 1 Type 3 Helicopters: 0 Air Tankers: 0 Total Personnel Assigned:5  
 
Graves Fire Date Reported: July 23, 2020 Acres Burned: Less than 1/10 acre Cause: Lightning Date Started: July 23, 2020 Percent Contained: 100%
Resources Crews: 0 Engines: 1 Type 6 Helicopters: 0 Air Tankers: 0 Total Personnel Assigned: 5  
 
Oak Fire Date Reported: July 23, 2020 Acres Burned: 2.5 acres Cause: Lightning Date Started: July 23, 2020 Percent Contained: 50%
Resources Crews: 7 Smokejumpers Engines: 0 Helicopters: 1 Air Tankers: 0 Total Personnel Assigned:29  
 

Rush Fire Date Reported: July 23, 2020 Acres Burned: ½ acre Cause: Lightning Date Started: July 23, 2020 Percent Contained: 80%
Resources Crews: 4 Smokejumpers Engines: 0 Helicopters: 0 Air Tankers: 0 Total Personnel Assigned: 4  

Shasta McCloud Management Unit 
Zot Fire Date Reported: July 23, 2020 Acres Burned: 1/10 Acre Cause: Lightning Date Started: July 23, 2020 Percent Contained: 0%
Resources Crews: 4 Smokejumpers Engines: 0 Helicopters:  0 Air Tankers: 0 Total Personnel Assigned:4
 

Current Fire Situation: Lightning storms moving through the area on July 22 ignited several small fires. Forest officials and firefighters closely monitor and respond to these fires and aerial reconnaissance flights will often be used to determine potential growth activity of the fires and develop appropriate response activity. The reconnaissance flights are part of our normal operating plan after lightning storms.

In Northern Trinity County, Kinney and Graves Fires are both contained and in patrol status. Hand line was completed around the Oak Fire in the evening of July 23, 2020. The Rush Fire is confined by 4 smokejumpers.

In Siskiyou County, the Zot Fire has completed hand line around the single tree and ground fire. On July 24, smokejumpers plan to fell trees struck by lightning and continue mop up of the fire.

Resources available for initial attack: 2 Type 6 Engines, 2 Type 3 Engines, 2 Type 2 Hand Crew, 1 Packer, 1 Water Tender, and 1 Patrol (Total 65 personnel).

Overhead: 11 personnel

Total: 121 personnel

The main objectives for today are to:

Protect health and safety of Public and Responders.
Prioritize fire response based on values at risk, and resources available.
Provide accurate information to news, public, and cooperators.

Area Closures: There are currently no closures. Hikers, campers, and horseback riders please be advised there is a fire at Oak Flat, about three miles up trail from the Stuart Fork Trailhead in the Trinity Alps Wilderness. Please avoid the area due to ongoing firefighting and aerial operations. Helicopters will be flying over the area today.

As a reminder the fire restriction are in place on the Shasta-Trinity NF. We recommend that you bookmark this webpage as restrictions can change during the summer and fall seasons: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/stnf/forestorders

Health Advisories: Smoke from fires in Northern California will be drifting into the area today. For more information about the air quality in your area please visit https://fire.airnow.gov/.

Fire Information: Shasta-Trinity NF Lightning fires information is available at 530-628-0039. Information is available online at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6733/

 

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