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.
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