Alturas, Calif. - Eleven new incidents have been identified so far after Wednesday's storm. Though moderate precipitation fell throughout the forest, some pockets received less rain.
The McGinty Fire south of McGinty Point (T45N R13E Sec29) was last reported at 28 acres and 40-percent contained. It has been visible from around Goose Lake, but not affecting traffic on the Causeway or Westside Road other than large vehicles conducting the suppression effort.
The North Fire in the same area as the McGinty (T45N 13E Sec33) was last reported at 27 acres. Smoke jumpers were called in due to poor road access and were joined for overnight coverage by Modoc Crew One and a strike team of engines. It was last reported at 70-percent contained.
The Fox Fire (T39N R9E Sec7) was 13 acres at last report. It is burning a snag patch within the Cove Fire scar and is visible from Adin and surrounding areas. This fire was called fully contained at 4:30 p.m. yesterday.
Other fires resulting from of Wednesday’s storm were all well under one acre. They include:
Hager (T45N R11E Sec6)–0.1 acres
Deer (T46N R11E Sec22)–Single tree
Well (T42N R5E Sec34)-0.5 acres
Red (T43N R12E Sec24)-0.1 acres
Young (T45N R6E Sec35)-0.1 acres
Borrow (T47N R11E Sec35)-0.1 acres
Salisbury (T43N R11E Sec16)-Single tree
Emigrant (T44N R12E Sec35)-Single tree
Fire-use restrictions are in effect for the Modoc National Forest to help minimize the chances of human-caused wildland fires. Modoc firefighters have contained multiple human-caused fires already this year.
Due to fire-danger and increased use this time of year at Cedar Pass Campground, the Warner Mountain Ranger District blocked vehicle access to the campground while fire restrictions are in place. Access is walk in only during these times. Fuels crews will soon begin work on addressing fuels along entrance roads and within the campground.
While lightning is the number one cause of fires on the forest, human-caused fires are a major concern. Preventable causes include escaped campfires, careless smokers, equipment use, vehicle exhaust, fireworks and playing with matches.
Learn more about how to do your part at https://www.readyforwildfire.org/prevent-wildfire/one-less-spark-campaign/ and https://smokeybear.com/en.