Firefighting efforts continue across the Shasta-Trinity National Forest on the fires resulting from the recent lightning event. A total of 26 fires have been identified. The largest of these fires is the South fire in Tehama County located southeast of Tomhead Mountain. Estimated at 1,200 acres, an Incident Management Team has been ordered and will be taking control of firefighting efforts in the next 24 hours.
In Trinity County, the Cutthroat Fire located on the Trinity River Management Unit near Big Flat continues to be a focus of concern because of the proximity of the Highway 299 corridor.
The Middle Fire located near the Canyon Creek Trailhead in the Trinity Alps Wilderness has impacted the Canyon Creek and Bear Creek trails. Hikers looking to explore areas of the Trinity Alps Wilderness should keep a sharp lookout for changing conditions.
As conditions remain dry across the forest, additional fires may be visible. 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 visit the 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.