Sunday, July 28, 2013

Northern California Lightning Fire Update

Twenty-one lightning-caused fires occurred in Siskiyou County over the weekend. Fifteen fires started on private lands and six started on Klamath National Forest land.

The largest of these at 3.5 acres is still the Lime Fire burning about five miles northwest of the merger of I-5 and Highway 96. It is now lined all the way around and was called contained Saturday afternoon. Crews will mop up this fire today.

The five other fires burning on the Klamath National Forest are all under one-half acre. All but one are contained. The Haystack fire was discovered late yesterday on the Oak Knoll Ranger District. It is one-quarter acre and burning in rocky terrain. Firefighters will staff this fire today.

CAL FIRE contained their 15 fires at less than one acre. Crews will be checking all fires for the next several days to make sure they remain out.

Please remember fire danger is high with hot, dry, windy conditions. A small flame can become uncontrollable very quickly. Please take this opportunity to make sure your home is fire-safe in case a fire occurs near your home. For more fire information, please go to and