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Update 1

INCIDENT SUMMARY |  Two wildfires reported by the CAL Trans as separate fires have broken out with one on the northern side and the other on the southern side of the Modoc – Lassen County line and north of the HOG FIRE.   Fires are burning about 4-5 miles south of Adin, California on the Lassen County side per the Sheriff’s Office.

CAUSE | Fire was reported just after 1400 hours PDT on Monday, July 20, 2020. Cause is unknown and under investigation.

RESOURCES – INCIDENT COOPERATORS | CAL FIRE, CEDR, Modoc County Sheriff Office, Lassen County Sheriff Office, NWS Reno.

No photo description available.

CURRENT STATUS | IC reporting that both fires appear they will be merging together shortly. Immediate needs for 5 strike teams of Type 3 engines (approximately 25 engines), 5 hand crews, 5 dozers and 6 water tenders along with 3 additional large air tankers.   Fire has just jumped across Hwy 139.  About 200-300 acres for possible total 1,000 if fires merge together. 0% containment.

ROAD CLOSURES | Closures by CAL Trans are as follows:

  • SR 139 about 4 miles soth of Junction with SR 299 in Lassen County

=== MANDATORY EVACUATIONS IN EFFECT ===

— Leave the area NOW ! —

Lassen County Sheriffs Office is evacuating people along the Butte Creek Road area.

=== EVACUATION SHELTER ===

Adin Community Center, 605 CA-299, Adin, CA 96006.

ABOUT ADIN, CALIFORNIA | The Town had a population of 275 as of July 1, 2019. It is the first town you enter when arriving in Modoc County. They have a land area of 3.44 square miles and water area of 0.01 square miles.

UPDATED | 7/20/2020 1630 PT | (c) 2020 NW Fire Blog