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Saturday, July 27, 2013

CA-KNF-#LightningFires most of the 16 new #wildfires are less than one acre in Siskiyou County #CaFires

8-13-13 Update on 16 new Lightning fires 
Lightning strikes were clustered in the south end of Scott Valley and throughout Butte Valley.at
Klamath National Forest 23 recorded fires after more than 1,400 lightning strikes

US Forest Service recorded more than 1,400 lightning strikes in the previous 24 hours that caused 23 fires in the Klamath National Forest today.

Weather predictions call for a small chance of thunderstorms again today, mostly centered in Siskiyou and Modoc Counties, closer to the Oregon border this time. Cooler, drier, windier conditions will follow. Two air patrols will fly today, and all the lookouts are up. Holdover fires are likely. Additional resources from other units will “stage” on the KNF in anticipation of more fires. Needs are being met by north State firefighting resources so far.

Most of the forest fires are less than one acre - the largest is 3.5 acres southwest of Cottonwood Peak, about five miles northwest of the merger of Interstate 5 and Highway 96.

US Forest Service crews are making good progress, though there is a chance of thunderstorms in Siskiyou County tonight.
KNF Fires

Lime fire – 3-4 acres, southwest of Cottonwood Peak. Two helitack and eight smokejumpers were working on it yesterday evening (26-July). Happy Camp Crew 2 (20 people) is heading there today to replace the 10 personnel currently there. Terrain is steep, brushy, rocky. Crews are making good progress.

Michigan fire – on Goosenest Mountain, ¼ acre, staffed, making good progress.

Cheyne fire - spot fire, now controlled.

Box fire – near Box Camp Saddle, about 100 yards into the Marble Mountain Wilderness. One acre, staffed, crews making good progress, more resources headed their way to help.

Cottonwood - handled by CAL FIRE


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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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