BLM Northern CA District
Bureau of Land Management
6640 Lockheed Dr.
Redding, CA 96002
PRESS RELEASE- For Immediate Release
August 23, 2020 @ 1200 HOURS
Alturas, CA- The W-5 Cold Springs Fire has progressed to over 52,000 acres. The fire is moving North and Northeast and has reached Modoc County, the Modoc National Forest and is burning into Washoe County, Nevada. As hundreds of fires burn throughout the state , firefighting resources are thin everywhere. California Incident Management team 13 took over command of the fire yesterday at 1800. The team will be setting up fire camp at the Modoc County Fairgrounds in Cedarville.
Opening day of hunting season for Antelope (Rifle) and Deer (bow) were yesterday. If you are hunting in the area please be aware of fire activity and road closures. Fire activity is very unpredictable. Modoc County is on red flag warning until Tuesday.
Road Closures Include the Following:
• County Road 40 South at County Road 1
• County Road 64/42 South at County Road 1
• County Road 64 at County Road 258 (open to residents only) Both North & South Routes
• Forest Service Road 39N19 from County Road 64
• County Road 512 South at County Road 1
• County Road 510/512/506 at HWY 395 to Nevada
• County Road 512 to Dodge Reservoir
All roads going into Blue Lake, Patterson, Lost Lake, Emerson, Mill Creek Falls and Bear Camp are closed due to fire activity in the area. All recreation sites in the Southern Warner Wilderness from Mill Creek Falls south will be closed until further notice. BLM has closed Dodge Reservoir as well.
Please be advised that fire activity is constantly changing. We will update you as we get information and push it out to the Sheriff's Office facebook page, lnciweb and the Modoc National Forest facebook page.
ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.