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Lightning caused fires continue to spark in Shasta, Trinity County

Approximately 20 acres have been burned since Sunday when lightning began moving through the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, causing many fires.

Officials said 12 fires are contained and 10 are still actively burning at this time.

Firefighters with the Shasta-Trinity National Forest are responding to many fires caused by lightning storms passing over Northern California over the past few days. Firefighters are working to suppress all of these fires, using engines, hand crews, smokejumpers, air tankers and helicopters.

Below is a list of the fires U.S. Forest Service firefighters have responded to since Sunday:

August 6, 2017:

  • 7:31 a.m. Grasshopper Fire near Grasshopper Flat SW of Medicine Lake. This fire burned 0.1 acres and is now contained.
  • 7:48 a.m. Wards Fire near Sims Flat south of Castella. This fire burned 0.3 acres and is now contained.

August 7, 2017: 

  • 8:03 a.m. Ridge Fire near Mosquito Ridge west of I-5 north of Lakehead. This fire burned 0.2 acres and is now contained.
  • 8:03 a.m. Mill Fire west of I-5 north of Lakehead. This fire burned 0.1 acres and is now contained.
  • 8:28 a.m. Devils Fire near Devils Canyon north of Big Bend. This fire has burned 10 acres and a retardant drop has been made at the head of the fire. It was determined that this fire was in state response area and has been handed over to CAL FIRE.
  • 4:41 p.m. Gap Fire near Glennison Gap northwest of Weaverville. This was a single tree on fire that burned 0.1 acres and has been contained.
  • 5:12 p.m. Kelly Fire near Morgan Hill southeast of Hayfork. This fire burned 0.5 acres and is now contained.
  • 5:46 p.m. Butter Fire southeast of Hyampom near St. Johns Road cross of Buttercreek Road. The fire burned 0.25 acres and is now contained. 
  • 6:13 p.m. Pickett Fire near Horse Ridge Lookout Road west of Ruth Lake. This fire has burned 6 acres.
  • 6:31 p.m. Deerlick Fire near Deerlick Springs east of Chancellula Wilderness. This fire has burned 4.5 acres.
  • 6:45 p.m. Hilton Fire near Mount Hilton in the Trinity Alps Wilderness. This fire has burned 0.1 acres and is burning in very steep and inaccessible terrain and is being monitored by aircraft. There was no reported activity as of Wednesday morning. 
  • 6:59 p.m. Oak Fire southeast of Hyampom. This fire has burned 0.25 acres and is now contained. 
  • 8:08 p.m. Fork Fire near East Fork Lake in the Trinity Alps Wilderness. This fire has burned 0.1 acres and is being monitored by aircraft. This fire is showing very minimal fire activity. 
  • Also on August 7, 2017, the Telephone Fire and China Fire were reported. The Telephone Fire is burning near Telephone Ridge southeast of Hayfork and the China Fire is burning near Staffords Crossing southeast of Hayfork. Crews are en route to both of these fires and their size is unknown at this time.

August 8, 2017:

  • 8:44 a.m. Weaver Fire near West Weaver Creek northwest of Weaverville. This fire has burned one acre and is now contained. 
  • 10:39 a.m. Ripstein Fire near the Ripstein Gulch in the Trinity Alps Wilderness Area. This fire is now contained. 
  • 12:55 p.m. Powell Fire burning near Powell Ridge just north of the Yolla Bolly Wilderness Area. This fire has burned 1.3 acres and four smokejumpers are on scene. 
  • 2:41 p.m. Pierce Fire north of Pierce/Snowman's Hill area off Highway 89. This fire burned 0.25 acres and is now contained. 
  • 5:59 p.m. Big Fire burning near Big Bar. This fire was reported as a single tree with possible ground fire, resources are en route. 
  • 10:46 p.m. Indian Fire near Indian Valley east of South Fore Trinity River. This fire burned one acre and is now contained. 
  • 11:19 p.m. Rock Fire near Miller Springs. This fire has burned 3 acres and resources are on scene. 

August 9, 2017:

  • 9:22 a.m. Miller Fire near Miller Creek across from Pigeon Point. Resources are en route. 
  • 10:10 a.m. Happy Fire northeast of Hawkins Bar. This fire has burned 0.1 acres and resources are en route. 
  • 12:12 p.m. Jim Fire near Jim's Creek. This fire has burned 0.1 acres and resources are en route. 

The U.S. Forest Service will be planning aerial reconnaissance flights each day over the forest to assist with detection of new lightning related fires. The reconnaissance flights are part of their normal operating plan after lightning storms. 


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