The Shasta-Trinity National Forest would like to remind visitors that the forest is still in fire restrictions; please be careful while visiting the national forest. Visitors are also asked to avoid.. more
The Stafford Fire is 100% contained and fireline repair is complete. The fire is in patrol status, meaning that firefighters will regularly patrol the fire area to ensure that containment lines are not threatened. This will be the last update of this InciWeb site.
The Stafford Fire began at approximately 2:42 p.m. Wednesday September 5 near Wildwood Road southeast of Hayfork. The cause is under investigation.
This fire is now 100% contained at 4,407 acres.
Click this link to see an interesting fire progression animation overlaid on a contour map.
There are no road closures in effect for the Stafford Fire. Fire officials would like to encourage the public to please be considerate of the firefighters still working in the area and along the roadways. In the interest of public safety fire officials are also asking visitors to avoid the fire area as there is still many hazards such as fire weakened trees, ash pits which are stumps that have burned down to and below the ground level causing a large hole full of hot ash.
Smoke is visible in the low-lying areas in the morning and stump holes and large logs are smoking well within the interior of the control lines. The public will also continue to see scattered smokes from the fire. Isolated pockets of unburned vegetation may ignite, producing columns of smoke visible from surrounding areas.
The Happy Fire, which is located four miles northeast of Mad River, started on September 5, 2012 and has burned 75 acres and is a 100% contained. Crews will continue to patrol.
For further information on this incident, please contact the Hayfork Ranger District at (530)628-5227.
|Cause||Human Caused, Under Investigation|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday September 05th, 2012 approx. 02:42 PM|
|Location||Wildwood Road, Hayfork CA|
|Incident Commander||Alex Mc Bath|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday September 13th, 2012 approx. 06:00 PM|
Timber with heavy dead and down component, brush and hardwood litter
Continue mop up operations and suppression repair in all divisions
Continue mop up operations. Initiate suppression repair in all divisions.
Acres burned: 4,407 (3,031 USFS DPA, 1376 acres in CALFIRE DPA). Transition back to the local unit 0600 09/14/12. Fire is 100% contained. Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping.