Fire Crews battling lightning fires in Humboldt County
The following is a Press Release from the Six Rivers National Forest:
Eureka, CA, August 10, 2013 – According to Forest Supervisor Tyrone Kelley, engines and hand crews from the Six Rivers National Forest, Cal Fire and local volunteer fire departments responded to numerous fires that were caused by lightning from yesterday’s thunderstorms. Fire crews and two helicopters from the Butler Fire have also supported these initial attack efforts.
There are eight confirmed fires in the Lower Trinity Ranger District; three are contained. There are three confirmed fires in the Mad River Ranger District. No structures were threatened.
Many of the fires are staffed and additional resources have been ordered. Due to the high number of lightning strikes and the probably for additional undetected fires, a reconnaissance flight over the area is scheduled today.