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Latest on fires burning on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Here is the latest information on the July lightning fires burning in the Shasta-Trinity National Forests.

Posted: Jul 25, 2020 2:35 PM
Updated: Aug 3, 2020 12:02 PM

UPDATED 7:08 p.m., Saturday, August 1, 2020 - The SHF Lightning Fires are 15 acres in size.

CLICK HERE to see our story on the Salmon and Red Fires, burning on the Shasta-Trinity and the Six Rivers National Forests.

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UPDATED 1:50 p.m., Saturday, August 1, 2020 - One new fire was reported on Friday, July 31, 2020. It is a lightning-caused fire near the Parks Creek Trailhead on Cement Bluff in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest north of Coffee Creek. The Cement Fire is 1 1/2 acres in size and there are 33 personnel assigned to contain the fire. So far there is no containment.

The Bald Fire is 23 acres in size and 80 people are involved in the firefight. It is west of Bald Mountain, approximately five miles east of Castella.

Firefighters have made great progress in containing lightning fires that resulted from thunderstorms moving through the area in late July. Forest officials and firefighters closely monitor and respond to these fires and aerial reconnaissance flights will often be used to determine potential growth activity of the fires and develop appropriate response activity. The reconnaissance flights are part of our normal operating plan after lightning storms.

In the Shasta McCloud Management Unit, the Bald Fire is approximately 23 acres and 70% contained.This fire is west of Bald Mountain approximately 5 miles east of Castella. All trails in the area are open. The Cement Fire near Cement Bluff and the Parks Creek Trailhead of the Pacific Crest Trail is 1.5 acres and 0% contained. The Porcupine Fire is 100% contained. The Obsidian, Hunter and Zot Fires are called out.

In the Trinity River Management Unit, the Pine Fire near Little Boulder Creek west of Coffee Creek is 11.25 acres and 100% contained. The Hatchet, Graves, Rush, Oak and Kinney Fires are called out.

The Salmon Fire is being managed by California Interagency Incident Management Team 14 (CIIMT4) as the Red Salmon Complex. For more information, please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6891/.

In the South Fork Management Unit, the Round Fire located south of North Star Mountain, southwest of Platina is 1.5 acres and contained and in patrol status.

In the Shasta Lake Ranger District and the National Recreation Area, the Bridge Fire is 16 acres and contained.

Area Closures: There are currently no closures. The advisory along the Pacific Coast Trail near the Bald Fire has been lifted.
As a reminder, fire restrictions are in place on the Shasta-Trinity NF.

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UPDATE 11:50 a.m., Sunday, July 26, 2020 - Five acres have burned since July 22nd as a result of fires on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The fires are being fought under one management team. The incidents are called the SHF Lightning Fires.

The Oak Fire is 100% contained and the advisory for hikers, campers and horseback riders has been lifted.

All the fires in the Trinity River Management Unit have been contained. The Zot Fire that burned 1/10th of an acre in the Shasta McCloud Management Unit is 80% contained. Four smokejumpers are working on the Zot Fire on Sunday in order to extinguish any remaining hot spots.

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SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. - A fire was reported Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Hirz Bay.

According to Forest officials, the fire was about one-third of an acre. The area was near the Hirz Bay Boat Ramp. According to officials, all fire lines were holding. Crew members were having success putting out hot spots in the fire footprint.

Other fires in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest are lightning-caused fires that are being called the SHF Lightning Fires 2020. These fires were first reported on July 22-23, 2020. 

Oak Flat, about three miles up the trail from the Stuart Fork Trailhead in the Trinity Alps Wilderness, is the location of the Oak Fire. Please avoid the area due to ongoing firefighting and aviation operations. The fire is 80% contained. Four smokejumpers are involved in firefighting efforts Saturday, who helicopter will be seen flying over the area.

In Northern Trinity County, the Graves Fire was controlled and out as of Friday night. The Kinney Fire is 100% contained and is being patrolled. Mop up continues on the Rush Fire, which is 100% contained. 

In Siskiyou County, the Zot Fire is 80% contained and mop up continues Saturday.

There are currently fire restrictions on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Restrictions can change during the summer and fall seasons. CLICK HERE for the latest forest closure orders.  http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/stnf/forestorders

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