Fire activity on the Middle Fire has picked up today due to wind, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest said.

The agency posted that is not a threat to control lines and is not a new start. Crews are still in place and working.

This activity is from the wildfire and not a burning operation, said fire information officer James Wettstaed.

He said this active burning is taking place in a higher elevation brushy area and is “still well within where we expect it to burn.”

As of this morning, the fire had burned 575 acres and continued to move south towards the Little East Fork of Canyon Creek.

Planned activities for today included the construction of indirect fireline for protection of private property and historic sites. A total of 109 personnel are currently assigned to the Middle Fire. 

A Closure Order remains in effect for areas potentially affected by the Middle Fire, including Ripstein Campground, Canyon Creek Trailhead, Trail 10W03, Trail 10W06, and Trail 10W08 south of Canyon Creek Falls.

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