June 21 update (Note this will be the final update unless significant changes occur)- The Lumgrey incident began Monday evening around 6:00 p.m. It began as two fires, which burned together to form the Lumgrey Fire. Final fire acreage is 207 acres. The fire is 95% contained. Crews will continue suppression repair work on the lines around the fire.
The Evacuation Warning has been lifted for both Dutch Creek and Empire Creek.
Highway 96 is currently open with no restrictions.
The fire is under investigation to determine the official cause of the fire.
Please drive safely and SLOWLY through the fire area, as firefighters are working and utility personnel are restoring damaged infrastructure.
Today some resources will be demobilized as the incident is winding down. The current Type 3 incident management team will turn the fire back over to the Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Ranger District Saturday morning.
Date of Origin:
Monday June 17th, 2019 approx. 06:00 PM
Near Lumgrey Creek off of CA HWY 96.
E. Willy, US Forest Service
Estimated Containment Date:
Saturday June 22nd, 2019 approx. 12:00 PM
This will be the final update unless significant changes occur.
Suppression rehabilitation will continue Friday.
Projected Incident Activity:
Minimal fire behavior is expected.
Utility crews are repairing the damage to their infrastructure.
Cooler weather is in the forecast.
Hours: Sun-Sun 0700-2100
Fire Unit Information
Klamath National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1711 S. Main St
Yreka, CA 96097