Rain aids firefighters on Lassen N.F. fires
SUSANVILLE, Calif. - Cooler weather and some rainfall has helped with firefighting efforts on the Day, Bald, and Eiler fires in northeastern California.
The Day Fire, located northeast of Fall River Mills, remains at 13,047 acres and is now 75 percent contained. Mop-up operations are underway, and incident officials anticipate full containment of the fire by Aug. 9. Just under 1,500 personnel remain assigned to the fire.
Day Fire information is available at (530) 638-3614 or online atwww.cdfdata.fire.ca.gov.
The Eiler Fire, four miles southeast of Burney, has burned 31,085 acres on the Lassen National Forest and adjacent lands. Containment has increased from 20 percent yesterday to 35 percent this morning. Full containment is projected for Aug. 20. There are 1,912 personnel currently assigned to the Eiler Fire, the cause of which is under investigation.
Evacuations have been lifted for the communities of Cassel, Johnson Park, Big Eddie Estates, and Hat Creek Valley. Burney is no longer under an evacuation advisory. Hwy 89 from Cassel Road to Hwy 44 is open to residents only; no commercial traffic is allowed on Hwy 89 from Hwy 299 to Hwy 44. Hwy 299 has reopened with no restrictions.
Eiler Fire information is available at (530) 225-2510 or online at www.inciweb.nwcg.gov.
The Bald Fire, southeast of McArthur, has burned 39,926 acres and is now 68 percent contained. The anticipated full containment date remains Aug. 17. The Little Valley evacuation has been lifted, but the area is open to residents only. Some 1,005 personnel are assigned to the Bald Fire.
Bald Fire information is available at (530) 336-6553online at www.inciweb.nwcg.gov.
Thousand Lakes Wilderness remains closed, as does the Pacific Crest Trail between Highways 44 and 299. There is a Forest closure order in place for these and other fire-affected areas that may be viewed at www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/lassen/alerts-notices. Current highway information is available at (800) 427-7623 or www.dot.ca.gov.
Warmer and dryer weather could begin today, with the potential for more thunderstorm activity.
Information via recorded message is available at the Susanville Interagency Fire Center Information Line, (530) 252-6450.