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.
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