Update 1

A storm produced multiple lightning caused fires on the Modoc National Forest with some of them on the Mad River Ranger District on July 21, 2020 around 2000 hours PT .

Land destroyed by fire has reached a total of 2,539 acres, with variations of containment statuses.

Photo Credit | Modoc National Forest

Fire activity 7/22

Here are the discovered fires and the sit reps for each one.

ALLEN FIRE.  Near Allen Butte. Difficult to access area. 800 acres. Smoker Jumpers and other crews working to hold it along CR 85.

CALDWELL FIRE.  Near Caldwell Butte.  SE of the Lava Beds. 1,500 acres and growing very quickly on Wednesday due to increased winds from a thunder cell. Close to the town of Tionesta. No evacuations have been ordered.

Photo Credit | Tom B Stokesberry III,  USFS Captain SRF Engine 341/Firefighter/EMT/PIO

HIGGINS FIRE.  0.1 acres. Unknown containment status.

RUSH FIRE. .025 acres. 70% contained.

SHAKE FIRE.  0.2 acres. Unknown containment status.

Photo Credit | Tom B Stokesberry III, USFS

SLATE FIRE. 3.8 acres. Unknown containment status.

SPRING FIRE.  0.1 acres. Unknown containment status.


BIRD FIRE.  Single tree fire.

CANYON FIRE.  Near Canby Bridge inside the STONE FIRE scar. 234 acres. 100% contained.

KEPHART FIRE.  Single tree fire.

MOUNTAIN FIRE.  Single tree fire.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/23/2020 – 1135 PT – 1