The Sisters fire began on the Modoc National Forest on Thursday October 11 due to more accurate mapping the fire is 142 acres with a 100 % containment. The Fire is currently under investigation. Several ground resources are are on scene and involved with the fire supression and mop up operations. Three Sisters Trail and Lyon Trail within the Lava beds National Monument are closed for the safety of the public.
|Date of Origin||Thursday October 11th, 2012 approx. 01:11 PM|
|Location||13 miles south of Tulelake , CA|
|Estimated Containment Date||Saturday October 13th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
FM 5 grass, brush pockets of FM 4, with dense mountain mahogany, decadent bitterbrush and sage brush; Isolated junipers
Fire behavior moderated after midnight in the brush and fuel models,
Three Sisters Trail and Lyon Trail within the Lava beds National Monument closed for the safety of the public
hold, improve and mop up along existing containment lines.
Extremely dry fuels , including live fuel moistures at or nearing lowest recorded measurements, rugged terrain impeding foot and vehicle travel have challenged containment efforts
|Wind Conditions||3 mph SW|