Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August 1 Update: Warner Mountain fires nearing containment

Warner Mountain fires nearing containment

Alturas, Calif. – It was another successful day for firefighters suppressing Warner Mountain fires yesterday even with soaring temperatures.

Increased containment was achieved on the three active fires. The Cantrall Fire has been updated to 119 acres due to more accurate mapping and is now 95 percent contained. The West Fire has been called 100 percent contained, but will continue to have resources on scene until it can be called out. The Jim Fire is 95 percent contained.

There was a new fire reported west of Fort Bidwell last night called the Pratt Fire. Firefighters responded quickly and held the fire at one acre. There is handline around the perimeter of the fire, but some smoke may be visible from heavy fuels burning within the containment line. A crew remained on the fire over night and will continue working today.

The Modoc National Forest would like to thank our cooporators at the Fort Bidwell Reservation for assisting resources with access to the Pratt Fire.

High fire danger exists due to dry fuels and extreme temperatures. Please be extra careful while enjoying your national forest. You can get more information on how to be fire safe by visiting http://www.preventwildfireca.org/OneLessSpark/.

Public Use Restrictions remain in effect Modoc National Forest. Fire Restrictions limit use of open flame, charcoal fires, smoking and operation of internal combustion engines outside of designated campgrounds.

The official Forest Order and supporting fire-safety PUR documents will be found on the internet at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/modoc/alerts-notices.

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