July 28, 2020 1400 – As is typical of late July, a thunderstorm passed over the Six Rivers National Forest on the evening of July 26, bringing with it lightning, but very little precipitation. At this time, the lightning is known to have sparked two fires on the forest’s Orleans/Ukonom District: Sidewinder and Red.
UPDATE: July 29, 2020 1000
At 11 AM today, management of the Red Fire will transition to California Interagency Incident Management Team 14 (CIIMT 14). This incident management team—or IMT—will manage both the Red Fire and the Salmon Fire—just southeast of the Red Fire on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest—as the Red Salmon Complex.
Firefighters and other forest staff continue to conduct patrols, checking for additional fires that may have been started by the lightning.Firefighters and other forest staff continue to conduct patrols, checking for additional fires that may have been started by the lightning.
A separate page for the Red Salmon Complex will be created by the IMT managing the fire at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6891.
This page will be updated, as additional information becomes known.