Thursday, July 4, 2013

2013 SHF Lightning - Currently eight confirmed fires (2,498 lightning strikes within the past 24 hours) #CaFire #SHFLightning

2013 SHF Lightning (Wildfire)
Posted: 03 Jul 2013 02:43 PM PDT
Beginning on the evening of Tuesday, July 2nd, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest started to receive multiple lightning strikes. As of 1800 on Wednesday, July 3rd, the Forest had received approximately 2,498 lightning strikes within the past 24 hours.

 There are currently eight confirmed fires. The majority of the lightning started on the Shasta Lake Ranger District and on the Mt. Shasta-McCloud Management Unit, but the entire Forest has been affected. Currently, there is no threat to any homes or other structures.

 The Mt. Shasta-McCloud Management Unit has activated their lightning plan and all Forest areas are closely monitoring the situation. Firefighters and air recon will continue patrolling in areas where other strikes occurred and may occur later today.

 The Forest is fully staffed to maintain initial attack capabilities with local resources and is prepared for additional lightning predicted for Wednesday

Basic Information

Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginTuesday July 02nd, 2013 approx. 05:00 PM
LocationShasta-Trinity National Forest, multiple locations. 50 miles north of Redding, CA
Incident CommanderAlex Mcbath

Current Situation

Total Personnel129
Size7 acres
Significant Events
On the evening of Tuesday, July 2nd, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest received over 400 lightning strikes. Lightning strikes continued for approximately the next 36 hours. There are currently 14 confirmed fires, located across the forest and all in different stages.

Outlook

Planned Actions
Contain, control, and mop-up multiple lightning fires.
Growth Potential
Low
Terrain Difficulty
High

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