Incident: Rail Fire Wildfire
Operations continued through the night on several wildfires that started Thursday on the Modoc National Forest.
The Rail Fire is located 11 miles northwest of Canby Calif. and reported at approximately 100 acres. Over 300 resources are assigned to the incident including aircraft engines crews water tenders and dozers. A Type 3 Incident Management Team is in place to manage the Rail Fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Smoke may continue to be visible from Alturas.
There are four fires in the Davis Creek area being managed as the Davis Creek Complex. Two have been contained at 10 acres and two fires north of Davis Creek have grown together and are estimated at 150 acres. The threat to structures has been diminished. Cal Fire took the lead on initial attack on the Davis Creek Complex as forest resources were committed to the Rail Fire.
Friday’s weather will be beneficial to firefighters as winds will be much lighter than Thursday. The forecast also shows a warming and drying trend.
Fire management operations today will include reinforcing firelines suppressing spot fires utilizing aircraft as necessary and mopping up.
If you have any questions you can contact Punky Moore Public Affairs Officer 530-233-8713.