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Friday, May 20, 2016

CA-SHF Mill Fire - Shasta-Trinity National Forest. 100% contained. [MAP]

Mill Wildland Fire - Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

CA-SHF Mill Fire
Map Credit: CFN 2016
Location: Fire is located 2 miles east of Weed, Ca. Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
Fuels: Burning in brush and timber

Updates:
05/21/2016 1543: 56 acres, 100% contained.
05/21/2016 0600: 56 acres, 75% contained. Full containment is expected today.
A small amount of snow fell over the fire area this morning. Weather in the area is forecasted to be much cooler and wetter through early next week.
No injuries have been reported, no evacuations have been ordered, and the cause of the fire is under investigation. Resources who responded to the fire include local volunteer fire departments, CAL FIRE, and US Forest Service firefighters from the Shasta-Trinity and Klamath National Forests. Two tankers and one helicopter were also used during initial attack.
05/20/2016 1140: 56 acres, 75% contained.
05/20/2016 0800: 56 acres, 50% contained. Fire has transitioned from Siskiyou Unit to Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
05/19/2016 2039: 56 acres, 5% contained with short range spotting.
05/19/2016 1839: 50 acres burning in brush and timber, 0% contained. Gusty northeast winds in the area.
05/19/2016 1701: 10 acres burning brush, 0% contained with short range spotting. Fire is located 2 miles east of Weed.

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