The Bureau of Land Management and the United States Forest Service have determined the cause of the 2017 Helena Fire that burned public and private lands near the community of Junction City in Trinity County.
According to BLM and the U.S. Forest Service the Helena Fire was started on public lands managed by the BLM after a tree branch hit a power line operated by the Trinity Public Utilities District.
The fire then burned onto the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
Responsible parties have not been determined. This continues to be an ongoing investigation.
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