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Saturday, August 10, 2013

2013 Shf Lightning Shasta-Trinity National Forest have activated their lightning plans investigating reports of new starts. #CaFire

 On the evening of Tuesday, August 6th, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest began receiving multiple lightning strikes. There were several small fires started from this lightning event. On the evening of Friday, August 9th, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest received additional lightning strikes. Most strikes were on the west side of the forest, specifically on the Hayfork and Big Bar Ranger Districts. Battalions 1, 2, and 3 have activated their lightning plans. Resources are currently investigating reports of new starts and actively conducting initial attack on new fires as of the morning of 8/10. Check back throughout the day for more updates.

Basic Information
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning
Date of Origin Wednesday August 07th, 2013 approx. 06:45 AM
Location Shasta-Trinity National Forest; multiple locations.
Incident Commander Alex Mcbath

Current Situation
Fuels Involved - Timber, Brush
Outlook/Planned Actions - Fire officials continue to monitor ongoing incidents and resources are prepared to aggressively address any new incidents. Forest resources are available for IA throughout Forest.
Growth Potential - Low
Terrain Difficulty - Moderate to Extreme

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