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CAL FIRE SISQ: Numerous Fires for June

California is experiencing an active early fire year

The number of wildfires is up 9% this spring, but the acres burned have skyrocketed by 1,462% – from 5,747 acres to 89,784 acres over the same period (Jan 1 – Jun 19), which is well above normal for this time of year.

95% of wildfires in California are human-caused and are occurring in areas with grasses and light flashy fuels that have dried out. Additionally, winds are contributing to these fires moving quickly and consuming thousands of acres.

Californians can help by being wildfire-safe:

Don’t mow after 10 a.m.

Don’t allow vehicle tow chains to drag.

Don’t pull your vehicle into dry grass.

One less spark is one less wildfire.

June 21st, 2024
#JuniperFire– (FINAL) The fire in the Mt. Shasta Vista area final size is 1.7 acres and is 100% contained. The cause remains under investigation.

Response: Montague Fire Department, Lake Shastina Fire Dept., Grenada Fire Dept., Mayten Fire Dept.

June 21st, 2024
#NormanFire– (FINAL) Fires is 8.5 acres and 100% contained. CAL FIRE along with multiple local and federal resource are at scene of a vegetation fire in the Mt. Shasta Vista area. The cause remains under investigation.


Resources: South Yreka Fire Protection District, Lake Shastina Fire Dept., U.S. Forest Service – Klamath National Forest, Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Shastina Police Department, Montague Fire Department, Mayten Fire Dept.

Wednesday, June 19th, 2024: Early this morning 13 small roadside fires from Montague to Grenada were reported to CAL FIRE’s Yreka Inter-Agency Command Center. Fire resources form CAL FIRE, Montague Fire Department, South Yreka Fire Protection District and City of Yreka Fire Department worked cooperatively to contain the fires.

#CODincident: Stated June 10th, 2024- (Final) Fire is 27.88 acres in size and 100% contained. It was caused by equipment use. To prevent such incidents, always use equipment before 10 am and ensure you have proper clearance, a water source, and a hand tool available.

Photo Credit: CAL FIRE Siskiyou Unit

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