As of August 23, the Parks Fire has been declared as "out". This means that the fire area is no longer under direct visual surveillance and no patrols are present.
The Parks Fire has been fully controlled. A fire is considered "controlled" with:
"The completion of control line around a fire, any spot fires therefrom, and any interior islands to be saved; burned out any unburned area adjacent to the fire side of the control lines; and cool down all hot spots that are immediate threats to the control line, until the lines can reasonably be expected to hold under the foreseeable conditions."
For additional definitions of commonly used firefighting terms, please refer to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group's glossary at http://delivr.com/1im72
The fire burned in the Parks Creek drainage approximately 9 miles west of Weed, California, on the Mt. Shasta District of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Due to the potential for rapid growth and limited opportunities to utilize roads in the control strategy, firefighters conducted an aggressive attack using hand crews and support from retardant aircraft and helicopter bucket drops . At the peak of firefighting activity 187 people were assigned to the fire. The fire burned in heavy dead and down fuels in an area previously burned by wildfire. The previous fire left many snags, which complicated the work of firefighters and challenged the containment effort by throwing burning material across constructed lines.
Firefighters will maintain patrols of the fire area through the fire season. This will be the final InciWeb update for the Parks Fire unless significant activity occurs.
|Date of Origin||Sunday August 05th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||9 miles west of Weed, California in the Parks Creek drainage|
|Incident Commander||Pat Titus|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday August 09th, 2012 approx. 06:00 AM|
Timber. The fire is in a previous fire scar with a significant loading of large diameter fuels, snags and brush. rotten logs are prevalent throughout the fire.
There is no visible smoke or detectable heat.
Fire is in patrol status.
Firefighters conduct regular patrols of the area.