Monday, August 7, 2017

Modoc July Complex Fire evening update, Monday, Aug. 7

Rainfall over the Steele Fire today helped personnel make significant improvements on firelines, mop up and further control sections of interior heat.

The 100-acre Chalk Fire was reported at approximately 5 p.m. in the Northwestern section of the Modoc July Complex. Two air tankers, four engines, two crews and two bulldozers responded with full suppression. The area of the fire is predominately grass. Crews are working the fire this evening and containment is unknown at this time.

Despite today’s rain, it will not take long for the fuels to dry out and become susceptible to ignition with sunny conditions. With abundant lightning throughout the area and lower humidity and higher temperatures returning, new starts remain likely.

The Steele Fire is estimated at 45,690 acres and remains 57 percent contained.

The Cove Fire remains at 100 percent containment and no new fires were reported from the thunderstorms this afternoon.

CLOSURES: Forest Closure Orders can be found at
Date Started: July 24, 2017
Cause: Lightning
Size:  83,001
Containment: 77%
Structures Destroyed: 0
Firefighter injuries: 4
Total Personnel: 1,668
Fire Resources:    42 crews,   103 engines,   5 helicopters,   26 bulldozers,   46 water tenders

Download the 
Modoc July Complex Morning Update here.

Download the latest 
Modoc July Complex Map here.

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