Terrain Satellite
22.2 mi
S of Ashland, OR
9 months
total burn time
Last Updated:
9 months ago
Incident #:
Fire Start:
Thursday, September 5, 2019 4:19 AM PDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 9 months ago

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The closure orders for both the Lime Fire and the Kidder 2 Fire have been rescinded effective today.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/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/KlamathNF

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Klamath_NF

Telephone: Joshua Veal (530) 841-4485

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Date of Origin:
Thursday September 05th, 2019 approx. 11:19 AM
West of I-5, East of Klamath River in Lime Gulch
41.866, -122.67

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
Size (Acres):
Fuels Involved:
Brush and Timber
Significant Events:
Suppression repair and backhaul is ongoing.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Keep the fire west of Ash Creek, Keep the fire south of Cottonwood Peak, Longfellow and Rattlesnake Peaks. And keep the fire east of the Klamath River.
Projected Incident Activity:
The Lime Fire has transitioned to patrol status.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Drying trend is in the forecast

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Joshua Veal
Email: joshua.veal@usda.gov
Phone: 530-841-4485
Fire Unit Information
Klamath National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1711 S. Main St
Yreka, CA 96097