Lightning ignited multiple fires on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest early on August 18. Six fires were located and attacked.
The Shotgun Fire approximately seven miles south of Castella, California in the Shotgun Creek drainage. It is estimated to be 3 acres in size. Firefighters have completed containment and will remain on site today working to complete control.
The Grizzly Fire appoximately 12 miles southeast of McCloud, California near Grizzly Peak. Smokejumpers attacked this fire, estimated at 1/3 acre. It was determined that the fire is on State-protected lands; suppression has been turned over to CAL FIRE.
The Fork Fire and The Bagley Fire both are burning near Little Bagley Mountain approximately 4 miles southwest of Iron Canyon Reservoir and seven miles west of Big Bend. There is no serviceable road access to these fires. Smokejumpers supported by aerial retardant planes and helicopter bucket drops attacked both fires. The fires spread rapidly in the late afternoon and escaped the initial attack retardant lines. On August 19 an expanded suppression organization was put into place to manage the fires as a single incident called the Bagley Compex. Please visit the Bagley Complex InciWeb page to learn more about these fires.
The Gray Butte Fire fire 3 miles south of Mt. Shasta near Panther Meadow was contained at less than one acre. Firefighters will work to complete control of this fire today.
The Crater Fire approximately 32 miles northeast of Mt. Shasta is contained at approximately 3 acres. Firefighters remain on scene today working to complete control.
For definitions of "contain", "control" and other firefighting terms please visit the National Wildfire Coordinating Group glossary.