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North State Fire Update

The Red Bank fire has apparently stopped spreading, with no growth reported for the past two days. The fire was started by lightning last week off Hammer Loop Road and Petty John Road west of Red Bluff. All evacuations have been lifted. The fire has burned 8,838 acres, now with 80% containment. Two structures have been destroyed.

Growth on the South Fire is slow, but so is the rate of containment. The fire is burning on federal land west of the Red Bank fire 15 miles south of Platina. The latest report is 2882 acres with just 10% containment. Forest Service crews are working with Cal-Fire, with a total of nearly 500 personnel on scene.

Cooler temperatures and higher humidity have helped the battle on the Walker Fire in Plumas National Forest 11 miles east of Taylorsville. The fire started on September 4th and has burned 48,321 acres, now with 20% containment.

The lightning sparked Lone Fire burning in the Modoc National Forest has burned 5737 acres and is 92% contained.

The Henthorne Fire is burning 15 miles northeast of Covelo has burned 244 acres and is 35% contained. The fire is mostly creeping and smoldering through thick timber and brush.

The Rams Horn Fire is burning east of Highway 3 and west of Castle Crags. It has burned 280 acres, now with 95% containment.
The Middle Fire is burning northeast of the Canyon Creek Trailhead in the Trinity Alps Wilderness. It has burned approximately 343 acres. The Rams Horn and Middle are two of at least 20 fires started by lightning last week on the Trinity River Management Unit. Most are very small

That same storm started about 40 fires that continue to burn in the Klamath National Forest, including the 1,911 acre Lime Fire near Happy Camp, now 20% contained and the erratic 158 acre kidder 2 fire burning near Cottonwood Peak, now 27% contained. The other Klamath Fires are all less than 5 acres.