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Hirz Fire (Shasta County) Started 8/09/2018, updated 9/01/2018

Last Modified on September 01, 2018

Hirz Fire

Last Updated: September 01, 2018 8:30 am
Date/Time Started: August 09, 2018 1:55 am
Administrative Unit: Unified Command: CAL FIRE Shasta-Trinity Unit and USFS Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
County: Shasta County
Location: off Gilman and Moore Creek Campground, east of Lakehead
Acres Burned – Containment: 38,130 acres – 42% contained
Evacuations: Visit InciwebHirz Fire Incident Information for the latest information on this incident.
Total Fire Personnel: 2,459
Total Fire Engines: 137
Total Fire Crews: 64
Total Helicopters: 12
Total Dozers: 36
Long/Lat: -122.219/40.896
Conditions: Firefighters made great progress overnight on the Hirz Fire. Crews worked heavily on the western and northern edges of the fire to connect and improve the control lines. With favorable weather conditions yesterday afternoon and into the early morning hours, firefighters accomplished a significant amount of their planned burning operations, further securing control lines. Tactical burning operations have been crucial for building containment in the rugged areas where direct fire attack with firefighters is not possible. Crews have also made significant progress in extending containment around the southwest corner of the fire and continue to further secure the fireline moving north along the western side of the fire. The southern and eastern sides of the fire remained secure overnight with no reported issues. Crews will continue to patrol and extinguish any hot spots that are found along the perimeter. Fire activity could increase today as the warming and drying trend persists. The shallow inversion is predicted to lift late this morning, which will allow helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft to fly earlier in the day to assist with suppression efforts. Light northeast winds should push the smoke away from communities north of the fire. Firefighters will continue to strengthen and improve all control lines around the fire today. Crews will secure and hold previous firing operations along Yellowjacket Mountain and work eastward into Squaw Creek. With a majority of the south and east sides of the fire now secured, firefighters are focusing on increasing containment around the remainder of the fire by connecting the control lines constructed by handcrews and dozers and securing them with tactical firing operations.
Phone Numbers (530) 628-0039 (Hirz Fire Information )  
Phone Numbers (530) 275-1587 (Shasta Lake Ranger District )  

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