Salt Creek Fire Update -- August 4, 2012 @ 6pm
Incident: Salt Creek Wildfire
NorCal2 Type II
Interagency Incident Management Team
Salt Creek Fire
Shasta Lake, California
Fire Information Office:
Staffed 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
August 4, 2012 @ 6pm
For Immediate Release
Salt Creek Fire Update
Started: August 1, 2012 at 1:38 pm
Cause: Under investigation
Fuels: Fire is burning in timber and brush in steep terrain
Estimated Size: 980 acres
Committed Resources: Approximately 568 people
Structures Threatened: 0
Structures Damaged or Destroyed: 1 outbuilding
Summary: The fire is located on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest (Shasta Lake Ranger District) approximately 20 miles north of Redding along Interstate 5.
NorCal Team 2 (Joe Molhoek, Incident Commander) continues to manage the Salt Creek Fire. Fire line has been established completely around the Salt Creek Fire, meaning it is 100% "contained". The public will continue to see smoke from the fire. Isolated pockets of unburned vegetation may ignite, producing columns of smoke visible from surrounding areas. Firefighters and equipment will remain on the fire to mop up and strengthen and secure fire lines. When there is no longer a foreseeable threat of the fire escaping the containment lines, the fire will be called "controlled".
Fire suppression repair has been initiated and additional needs continue to be identified with the local Forest Resource Advisors. A significant lightning and thunderstorm event is predicted for tonight through Sunday afternoon which may bring strong down drafts and erratic winds. Firefighters are prepared for potential increased initial attack due to the predicted lightning activity. For additional fire information, visit http://www.inciweb.org/.
Evacuations and Closures:
All evacuation orders and closures have been lifted. Interstate 5 and Gilman Road are open to normal traffic.
Remarks: Other recreational opportunities exist within the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Please visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/stnf/ for more information. Recreationists and visitors are asked to remember their fire safety precautions and review forest fire restrictions currently in place. Additionally, all motorists should review the new "One Less Spark-One Less Wildfire" campaign.
The Shasta-Trinity National Forest, NorCal Interagency Incident Management Team 2, and the firefighters thank all of the interagency and local cooperators, Red Cross and Salvation Army for their support, assistance, and coordination during the Salt Creek incident.
Special Notice: If you have any information concerning the cause of the fire, please call the tip line at (530) 226-2766.