CA WILDFIRE | GOLD FIRE | LASSEN COUNTY | UPDATE 4

GOLD FIRE

Update 4 – July 22, 2020

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Two separate wildfires, one in the north and the second in the south were called in by 2 CAL Trans employees on Monday, July 20, 2020.  The fires sparked by unknown ignitions would eventually merge into a single firestorm.   The cause is being investigated.

Photo Credit | Modoc County Sheriff’s Office

Located approximately 4-5 miles south of Adin on Hwy 139 in Lassen County, California.  It The fire has not crossed over Modoc County.

RESOURCES 

Incident Cooperators

 Modoc and Lassen County Sheriff’s Offices, CHP, CAL OES, BLM, USFS, CAL Trans, Lassen and Shasta County Public Health Departments, CA Conservation Corps, CA DOC, Lassen OES and NWS.

Command

CAL FIRE and Modoc National Forest are in Unified Command.

Personnel, Equipment

There are 736 total personnel along with 117 engines, 20 water tenders, 10 helicopters, 0 air tankers, 8 hand crews, 19 dozers and 50 overhead personnel.

CURRENT STATUS 

  • 14,000 Acres, 5% containment reached
  • 25 structures threatened
  • Evacuation orders stil in effect
  • Traffic impacted on Hwy 139
  • Firefighters working relentlessly to contain fire

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS 

  • 50 civilians evacuated
  • $750,000 CTD
  • 2 firefighters are home, on road to recovery

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS IN EFFECT

The following evacation orders are currently in effect.

  • Butte Creek Area
  • Hwy 139 from Susanville Rd (A-2) to Termo Grasshopper Road
  • South of Ash Valley Road
  • West of Spooner Road, East of Hwy 139
  • North of Terma Grasshopper Road
  • West of Hwy 139
  • South of Hayden Road
  • East of Anderson Ranch Road
  • Dixie Valley and Long Flat Roads

SHELTER

  • Lassen Community College – 478200 CA-139, Susanville, CA 96130

ROAD CLOSURES

  • Hwy 139 at Susanville Road (A-2)
  • Hwy 139 at Terma Grasshoper Road
  • Hwy 139 at Butte Creek Road
  • Hwy 139 open with escort vehicles

INJURIES

2 Firefighters.

Update

Small town Adin welcomes home its Fire Chief (Paul Lemke) and fellow Firefighter (Craig)  in style after they suffered injuries on this fire when they were forced to deploy their fire shelters due to a burnover.

They are home now and on the road to recovery.

Photo Credit | Modoc County Sheriff’s Office

We are thinking of them, their family members, fellow firefighters and communities they serve. May they both recover quickly. Prayers to all.

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7/22/2020 1455 PT | 4 |  (c) 2020 NW Fire Blog