September 19, 2019 - Yreka, CA. –
Yreka, CA. – The Lime and Kidder 2 Fires were started by lightning on September 5, 2019.
The Klamath National Forest Type 3 Incident Management Team assumed command of the Lime Fire and the Kidder 2 Fire yesterday.
The closure orders for both the Lime Fire and the Kidder 2 Fire have been rescinded effective today. This includes Tree of Heaven Campground and Kidder Creek Trail.
Lime Fire – is located south of Cottonwood Peak on the Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Ranger District.
The fire is currently at 1,872 acres and 99% contained and is in patrol status. Suppression repair and backhaul of equipment is occurring. Because of this work, please continue to exercise caution while traveling on Highway 96 in the fire area. This will be the final Lime Fire update unless significant activity occurs.
Kidder 2 Fire – is located ten miles southwest of Fort Jones in the Marble Mountain Wilderness on the Salmon/Scott River Ranger District.
This fire is located in remote and extremely difficult terrain. The fire is 227 acres in size and is at 39% containment. The area of the fire received significant moisture and is showing minimal fire activity. Due to the minimal fire activity on the Kidder 2 Fire, daily updates will transition to twice weekly unless significant activity occurs.
The Pacific Crest Trail passes near the Kidder 2 Fire. For their safety, hikers are advised to avoid the fire area. Please be aware of changing fire conditions.
Please visit the following websites for more information:
Lime Fire InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6576/
Kidder 2 Fire InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6584/
Telephone: Joshua Veal (530) 841-4485