Jun 10, 2015 1:35 PM by News Staff
Fifteen fires sparked by lightning strikes Tuesday afternoon are burning in northern California forests, and crews are gearing up for more active weather Wednesday.
The United States Forest Service reports that as of 8:30 a.m. Wednesday there were 15 fires burning on Shasta-Trinity Forest land.
The fires were all caused the thousands of lightning strikes reported in the North State Tuesday afternoon and evening.
There are currently six fires on the South Fork Management Unit, six fires on the Trinity River Management Unit, and three fires on the Shasta-McCloud Management Unit.
The largest of these fires is the Hobo Fire on the Trinity River Management Unit several miles northwest of Junction City, and it is currently just over three acres and 50 percent contained.
With the potential for more active weather Wednesday, fire managers are closely monitoring forecasts and have crews prepared to respond to any additional fires.
While the Shasta-Trinity Forest is not yet in fire restrictions for the season, all Forest visitors should be aware of potential fire conditions and exercise safe campfire practices.