Recent Lightning Sparks Multiple Fires on The Shasta-Trinity National Fores
Incident: 2013 Shf Lightning Wildfire
U.S. Forest Service ● Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Public Affairs & Communications
3644 Avtech Parkway, Redding, CA 96002 ● Voice (530) 226-2500 ● Web: www.fs.usda.gov/stnf
Contact: Andrea Capps (530) 605-7337
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Recent Lightning Sparks Multiple Fires on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest
REDDING, Calif., Aug., 24, 2013 –On Thursday, Aug. 22nd, northern California and the Shasta-Trinity National Forest received numerous lightning strikes. Most of the strikes on the Shasta-Trinity NF have been concentrated on the west side, particularly on the Trinity River Management Unit of the forest. Resources began to immediately investigate reports of new starts and began actively conducting initial attack on new fires. There are currently seven fires burning on the Shasta-Trinity NF that were caused by the recent lightning. All fires are staffed and the largest incident is currently seven acres.
Forest Service officials followed weather reports closely and tracked real-time conditions throughout Thursday evening and Friday morning. By anticipating potential fire starts from lightning strikes, resources were able to quickly and aggressively respond to initial attack incidents. This proactive approach, accompanied by support from CalFire and contract resources, made initial attacks extremely successful throughout Friday morning and into the weekend.
There are also fires on the Six-Rivers National Forest and the Klamath National Forest near their borders with the Shasta-Trinity NF. For information about those incidents, please visit www.InciWeb.org or call the Corral Complex Fire Information Line at 530-629-2149 or the Klamath NF Fire Information Line at 530-841-4451.
More information and updates for incidents on the Shasta-Trinity NF can be found at www.InciWeb.org or call the Shasta-Trinity NF Fire Information line at 530-605-7337.