Status of Late July Lightning Complex fires

U.S. Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest

3h  · Update on July Lightning Fires:

The #mcfarlandfire is 1,079 acres and 5% contained. The Type 2 Incident Management Team will arrive later today. The map below shows the McFarland Fire’s from an overnight infrared flight, it does not show contained perimeter.

The #pantherfire is estimated at 70 acres. It has very difficult access. Firefighters will be utilizing existing dozer lines from 2008 to contain the fire.

The #springtimefire near Hayfork is 0.7 acres.

The #TamarackFire is 4 acres and in very steep terrain. Aircraft will be assisting suppression efforts due to the difficult access.

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McFarland Fire at 600 acres+


The McFarland Fire, burning south of Wildwood along the Shasta and Trinity counties line, has grown to 300 acres, according to US Forest Services officials with the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

USFS officials said the fire is currently burning dry, low elevation fuels.

“It’s just so dry. Really dry,” explained USFS Public Information Officer Adrienne Freeman. “When we’re seeing these fires just really show rapid rates of spread across the board in California, it’s due to the dry conditions.”

Earlier Friday, the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) issued an evacuation warning for the Trinity County town of Wildwood as the fire burns nearby.

USFS says no further evacuation warnings or closures have been issued.

CA Scanner reports 600 to 650 acres plus there is hail in that area that is causing the air operations to stop temporarily.

U.S. Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest

10h  · U.S. Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest firefighters and partners are responding to two confirmed lightning fires after a brief series of thunderstorms passed over the western side of the forest. More lightning is predicted, and crews are prepared to respond as fires are detected.Update, 7 a.m. July 30: Both fires were active overnight, and air attack is currently assessing acreage and resource needs. No evacuations or closures are associated with either fire. An update will be posted as soon as reports are in. 8:30 p.m. The #RushFire is located in the Trinity Alps and has smokejumpers assigned. It is currently estimated at about 1/4 acre in heavy fuels.The #McFarlandFire is located south of Highway 36 near Wildwood and has ground resources assigned. It is currently estimated at about 4 acres.📷 Google maps and coordinates of the two fires, photo courtesy of ALERTWildfire Hayfork Divide camera.

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Smoke Advisory for Siskiyou County


The Dixie Fire remained active throughout the day and night. Main fire progression will continue to the Northeast. Areas of fire that remain under smoke will see diminished fire activity. For more detailed fire information go to:


Smoke conditions today are expected to be Good to Unhealthy around the forecast area. Paradise and areas South of the fire continue to experience potentially degraded conditions in the morning and Susanville in the afternoon into the night. Chester and communities in Lake Almanor may continue to see Unhealthy to Very Unhealthy air quality mid-morning to evening due to the vicinity to the fire. South Southwest winds are predicted today which may bring smoke impacts to Alturas and areas in the Northeast. All other communities in the forecast area are expected to see Good to Moderate conditions. Smoke impacts will be heavily dependent on fire activity.