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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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Phone: 530-628-0039
Hours: 8 am - 8 pm

Shasta-Trinity NF Lightning Fires Update 8/26/2020

SHF Lightning Fires 2020 Wildfire
News – 8/26/2020

  South Fork Management Unit

Spring Fire

Date Reported: August 17, 2020 Acres Burned: 230 acres Percent Contained: 60%

Cause: Lightning

Location: south of Deerlick Springs Campground

Resources

Engines: 10

Water Tenders: 2

Total Personnel Assigned: 60

Current Fire Situation: The Spring Fireremains at 230 acres and 60% containment.  Firefighters have made good progress with extinguishing hot spots along the control lines. The main challenges remain the very rugged and steep terrain with dense fuel.

The Salmon Fire, which is burning in the Trinity Alps Wilderness Area, is being managed as part of the Red Salmon Complex. For more information, please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6891.

The US Forest Service is in unified command with CAL FIRE on the Elkhorn Fire, which is burning in the Tomhead Mountain area west of Red Bluff. For more information on this fire, part of the BTU/TGU Lightning Complex, please visit: https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2020/8/19/buttetehamaglenn-lightning-complex-tehamaglenn-zone/.

Forest officials and firefighters closely monitor and respond to lightning fires.  After thunderstorms, aerial reconnaissance flights will be used to determine potential new starts, growth of existing fires and develop appropriate response activity. The reconnaissance flights are part of our normal operating plan after lightning storms.

Area Closures: Order No. 14-20-06 is in effect for the area of the Spring Fire until it is declared out. Order No. 14-20-07 is in effect for the area of the Elkhorn Fire until it is declared out. Please note that Highway 36 remains open to travelers. Order No. 14-20-05 is effective until September 30, 2020 for the Red Salmon Complex area. Fire closure orders and maps are posted online at: www.fs.usda.gov/goto/stnf/forestorders.

Fire Restrictions: As a reminder, fire restrictions are in place on the Shasta-Trinity NF. We recommend that you bookmark this webpage as restrictions can change: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/stnf/forestorders.

Smoke Advisories: Smoke from fires in Northern California continues to affect the area. For more information about the air quality in your area, please visit https://fire.airnow.gov/, http://californiasmokeinfo.blogspot.com/, or the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District (NCUAQMD) at http://www.ncuaqmd.org.

Fire Information: Shasta-Trinity NF Lightning fires information is available at 530-628-0039 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or online at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6733/.

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