Recent Lightning Sparks Multiple Fires on the Shasta-Trinity National Fores
NEWS RELEASE U.S. Forest Service ● Shasta-Trinity National Forest Public Affairs & Communications 3644 Avtech Parkway, Redding, CA 96002 ● Voice (530) 226-2500 ● Web: www.fs.usda.gov/stnf .. more
On Thursday, August 22nd, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest began receiving multiple lightning strikes. There were several small fires started from this lightning event. Most strikes were on the west side of the forest, specifically on Trinity River Management Unit and the South Fork Management Unit. Resources have quickly and aggressively attacked all new starts.
People on the west side of the forest near Denny or along Highway 299 in that area are likely to see moderate to heavy smoke. This is due to an active incident on the Six Rivers National Forest. For more information on the Corral Complex, visit http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3634/ or call their information line at 530-629-2149.
1.) Wilson: .25 acres; in Patrol Status, 8/24
1.) Cold, 8/22: .1 acres; Patrol, 8/24
1.) Granite, 8/22: approx. .25 acres; Out, 8/24
1.) Boulder, 8/22: 3 acres with short range spotting; Contained, 8/24
2.) Gas, 8/22: .1 acres, active, 8/24
3.) North, 8/23: approx. .25 acres; engine crew on scene, 8/24
4.) Lick, 8/23: approx. .1 acres; Out, 8/24
5.) Alpine, 8/23: .1 acres; smoke jumpers in route, 8/24
6.) Boundary, 8/24: .1 acres, monitoring
7.) Davis, 8/25: .1 acres, Out, 8/26
8.) Ram, 8/25: .2 acres, Staffed, 8/26
9.) Gravel, 8/25: .1 acres, Out, 8/26
10.) Thumb, 8/26: .2 acres, Staffed, 8/26
1.) White, 8/26: .01 acres, resources on scene, 8/26
2.) Tamarak, 8/25: .1 acres, Out, 8/26
|Date of Origin||Thursday August 22nd, 2013 approx. 12:00 PM|
|Location||Shasta-Trinity National Forest; multiple locations.|
|Incident Commander||Ernst Little|
Fire officials continue to monitor small incidents from this lightning event.
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.
Moderate to Extreme
People in the vicinity of the Shasta-Trinity NF might notice an increase in air traffic in the area. The Redding Air Attack Base is actively supporting incidents throughout northern California.