INCIDENT UPDATED 8/15/2012
Lightning starting at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, August 14 touched off 2 small fires, now contained, on the eastern half of the Plumas National Forest as of 8:45 pm. The Tower Fire is located east of Tower Rock on Grizzly Ridge at T25N, R11E, Sec 28. Two helicopters, 7 smoke jumpers, an engine and several others responded to the 1.1 acre fire burning about 2/3s of the way up Grizzly Ridge. The Feather Fire is west of the Middle Fork Feather River at T23N, R12E, Sec 31. Crews on scene contained the 1/10 acre (a single tree burning on top) quickly. Fire fighters and air recon will continue patroling in areas where other strikes occured and will occur today.