Firefighting efforts continue this weekend across the Shasta-Trinity National Forest on fires resulting from last week's thunderstorms.
The Ramshorn Fire burning east of Highway 3 and west of Castle Crags has grown to approximately 250 acres. Water and retardant drops are slowing the fire's spread while crews are working to establish containment line.
The Cutthroat Fire, located north of Highway 299 near Big Flat, is holding at 15 acres. Water and retardant drops have been very successful in slowing fire progression and crews are building line around the perimeter.
The Middle Fire, located northeast of the Canyon Creek Trailhead in the Trinity Alps Wilderness, has grown to approximately 100 areas and is impacting the Canyon Creek and Bear Creek trails. Hikers and horse riders are encouraged to avoid the area.
In Tehama County, the 1,665-acre South Fire, southeast of Tomhead Mountain west of Red Bluff. Incident Management Team 16 was to transition with the forest today and take command of the fire Sunday morning at 6 a.m.
Aerial reconnaissance flights and ground patrol efforts will continue across the forest for the next few days to help locate these newly identified fires. To report a new fire, please call 911.
For the most up to date Shasta-Trinity National Forest Lightning Fire information please visit our InciWeb page at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6370/.
To learn how you can be better prepared in case of a wildfire, visit www.preventwildfireca.org.
The following fires located in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest are not yet reported out :
South Fork Management Unit (Hayfork and Platina area)
09/05/2019 7:11, LITTLE, Yolla Bolla Wilderness, 0.25 acre, Patrol status
09/05/2019 7:14, FORK, southwest of Platina west of Tedoc, 0.25 acre, staffed
09/05/2019 8:57, LOVE, north of Hayfork near Love Letter Springs, 0.3 acre, crews hiking in
09/05/2019 1:50, SOUTH, SE of Tomhead MTN, 1665 acres (link goes to South Fire InciWeb page)
Trinity River Management Unit (Weaverville, Big Bar, Trinity Lake, Trinity Alps)
09/05/2019 7:09, EAST, Halls Gulch NE of Trinity Lake, 0.25 acres, staffed
09/05/2019 7:22, LADY, Lady Gulch Trinity Alps Wilderness, 1 acre, staffed
09/05/2019 8:18, FOOL, west of Trinity Lake, 0.1 acres, CONTAINED
09/05/2019 8:20, QUARTZ, west of Trinity Lake, unable To locate
09/05/2019 8:23, SLATE, west of Trinity Lake, 2 acres, CONTAINED
09/05/2019 9:07, MIDDLE, NE of Canyon Creek Trailhead, 100 acres, staffed
09/05/2019 10:13, EASTMAN, south of Tunnel Rock .25 acres, CONTAINED
09/05/2019 10:38, WAGNER, Billy's Peak west of Trinity Lake, 0.1 acres, staffed
09/05/2019 10:44, HATCHET, east of Poison Canyon .5 acres, CONTAINED
09/05/2019 11;15, JAKES, Jakes Upper Camp, 0.1 acres, staffed
09/05/2019 12:18, RANCH, located above Rancheria Creek, 0.2 acres, CONTAINED
09/05/2019 12:56, CUTTHROAT, west of Cutthroat Gulch, 15 acres, staffed
09/05/2019 2:29, IRISH, Jackass Springs, 0.1 acres, CONTAINED
09/05/2019 2:53, SWIFT, NW of Trinity Center, CONTAINED
09/05/2019 4:50, HOBEL, SW of Trinity Center, CONTAINED
09/05/2019 5:39, RAMSHORN, Ramshorn Creek north of Bonanza King Mtn., 250 acres, staffed
09/06/2019 10:14, HORSESHOE, Horseshoe Lake, 0.25 acres, staffed
09/06/2019 12:34, LAKE, Toad Lake, 0.1 acres
In Cal Fire’s jurisdiction:
The Henthorne fire in Southern Trinity County near the Mendocino border was reported this morning to be 291 acres and 10 percent contained. It’s near Henthorne Lake. It has burned into the Mendocino National Forest, and the fire is under unified command with Cal Fire and the forest.