Lightning Causes 23 Fires in Siskiyou County
Incident: Klamath National Forest Lightning Fires Wildfire
In the last 24 hours, Northern California received over 1,400 lightning strikes, with about half occurring in Siskiyou County.
As of 2 p.m. Saturday, there are 23 fires on the Klamath National Forest and in CAL FIRE protection areas. Most of these are less than an acre in size. However, the largest is now 3.5 acres.
This is the Lime Fire southwest of Cottonwood Peak. It is burning in steep, brushy, rocky terrain. Crews are making good progress building line by hand.
Weather predictions call for a small chance of thunderstorms again Saturday through Sunday. Strikes are expected to be mostly centered in Siskiyou and Modoc counties, close to the Oregon border. Cooler, drier, windier conditions are expected. Holdover fires are likely to pop up.
Reconnaissance flights over Siskiyou County are scheduled for Saturday morning and afternoon. All lookouts are staffed. CAL FIRE and the Klamath National Forest have added additional resources in anticipation of more fires.
Residents with respiratory issues are advised to limit outdoor activity as smoke, mostly from Southern Oregon, is affecting air quality throughout Siskiyou County.
For additional fire Information please go to http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3561/ or www.fire.ca.gov. For Forest Service fire information call the Klamath National Forest Fire Information Line at 530-841-4451.