176 lightning strikes cause several fires in Shasta-Trinity National Forest

More than 170 lightning strikes have caused several fires in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest over the weekend.

Posted: Jun 17, 2019 11:26 AM
Updated: Jun 17, 2019 12:10 PM

SHASTA and TRINITY COUNTIES, Calif. - More than 170 lightning strikes have caused several fires in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest over the weekend.

Right now, fire crews are battling the China Fire near Hobo Gulch Trail and the Creek Fire near the Boulder Creek trailhead. 

The China Fire is 1 1/2 acres in size. 

The Creek Fire is under one acre. 

Firefighters also contained two other fires, one northwest of Trinity Lake. 

The forest service said it has a lightning reconnaissance aircraft that checks for smoke after the fires, as well as the Weaver Bally lookout staff.  

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Lightning-caused fires will be a concern over the next few days as thunderstorms enter the forecast. We stay warm to begin next week but cool into the 70s by Wednesday.
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