Fires Continue To Burn Across North State Forests

The many fires sparked by lightning in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest have been relatively small, with the largest being the Spring Fire near Deer Lick Springs, which has grown to 180 acres with 40% containment.

The Red Salmon Complex in the Trinity Alps Wilderness now totals 19,839 acres with 41% overall containment. The fires are burning about 14 miles northeast of Willow Creek.

The North Complex in Plumas and Lassen National Forests originally included 21 fires, but 16 are contained. The largest are the 27,400 acre Sheep Fire, the 2,800 acre Bear Fire and the 17,900 acre Claremont Fire. All three produced pyrocumulus columns on Sunday.

The Potters Fire in Butte County is 930 acres and 20% contained. There are dozens of fires in Butte County that total more than 3,500 acres with 40% overall containment.

A Sagebrush and Juniper fire in Eastern Lassen and Modoc Counties has grown tremendously. The Cold Springs Fire has now burned around 58,000 acres with just 6% containment.