SHASTA AND TRINITY COUNTIES, Calif. - Firefighters are working to extinguish a wildfire in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
Authorities are calling the incident the Porter Fire. It is burning at the northern end of Trinity Lake.
As of 9 a.m. on June 5, the fire is three acres and is 10% contained.
— Shasta-Trinity NF (@ShastaTrinityNF) June 5, 2019
Officials with the forest service said the fire was caused by a lightning strike. They also said thunderstorms in the area have ignited several fires in the last few days, including:
- The Grouse Fire: The fire broke out on June 3, northwest of Forest Glen. It was 1/4-acre in size, and was declared out on June 5.
- The Devil Fire: The fire broke out on June 3, northwest of Horse Ridge. It was a 10x10 spot fire.
- The Pickett Fire: The fire broke out on June 3, southwest of Forest Glen. It was .34-acres and was declared controlled on June 4.
- The Rush Fire: The fire broke out on June 2, between Tannery Gulch and Highway 3 on the Trinity River Management Unit. The fire was 1-acre in size and was declared contained on June 3.
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