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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Shasta-Trinity NF Lightning - 6 Wildfires for 25 acres

 Basic Information
Incident Type Wildfire
Current Situation
Size 25 acres
Incident Overview
The Shasta-Trinity National Forest is locating and attacking multiple fires on the morning of August 18th, following last night's lightning.

Six fires are currently under full suppression:

Shotgun Fire approximately seven miles south of Castella, California in the Shotgun Creek drainage. It is estimated to be 3 acres in size. Firefighters have completed a hose lay around the fire and are finishing a fire line. The Incident Commander estimates that the fire will be contained by 10:00 p.m. August 18.

Grizzly Fire appoximately 12 miles southeast of McCloud, California near Grizzly Peak. Smokejumpers have attacked this fire. It is estimated at 1/3 acre. It was determined that the fire is on State-protected lands; suppression has been turned over to CAL FIRE.

Fork Fire approximately 4 miles southwest of Iron Canyon Reservoir. Smokejumpers have jumped in to this remote area and will walk about 30 minutes to reach the fire. Three engines are en route, and one helicopter and two air tankers are working the fire, estimated to be 15 acres in size and spreading slowly.

Bagley Fire approximately 6 miles southwest of Iron Canyon Reservoir near Little Bagley Mountain. This fire has no useable road access. Smokejumpers are on site and additional firefighters will be flown to a nearby helispot. It is estimated at 2-3 acres.

Gray Butte Fire fire 3 miles south of Mt. Shasta near Panther Meadow. One engine crew and one patrol are on site. It is estimated that the fire will be contained at one-quarter acre by this evening.

Crater Fire approximately 32 miles northeast of Mt. Shasta is 80% contained at approximately 2-3 acres; containment is estimated for 4:30 p.m.

CFN - California Fire News 2012 

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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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