Reading Fire 8/12/2012 update

Feather Publishing

The Reading Fire has grown to 17,530 acres. It is 7% contained. The fire is not expected to be contained until August 21.

The fire is burning in mixed conifer and red fir overstory with pine mat manzanita and a variable understory fuel loading of dead and down materials.

Active fire behavior with short uphill crown fire, single and group tree torching with moderate rates of spread.

The Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway continues to be closed from Manzanita lake to Summit Lake. Summit Lake, Butte Lake, Lost Creek and Crags Campgrounds remain closed. numerous trails remain closed in the Park including the PCT, from Corral meadows to the north boundary, Paradise Meadows, Terrace Lakes, Painted Dunes, Cinder Cone, Twin Lakes, Cluster Lakes, Butte Lake, Widow Lake, and trails west of Snag Lake. All USFS roads, trails, and the area south of Highway 44 and east of Highway 89 in the vicinity of Old Station remain closed.

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