Hazard Alert: 83,000 Acre July Modoc Complex Fire
The thunder rolled and the lightning striked to start the Modoc July Complex Fire a couple of weeks ago. The fire sparked due to lightning storms which resulted in now 83,001 acres burned and is 77% contained as of yesterday. The estimated containment of the blaze is expected to be August 16th. The storms brought in some much needed rain to help mitigate the fire. Thankfully, no homes were at risk from catching on fire.
Despite the good news, firefighters know they are not out of the woods yet. A Red Flag Warning remains in effect around the area due abundant lightning, low humidity high temperatures and erratic winds. Extra crews and resources are prepared to respond to any new fires that might start.
Updates on surrounding fires in the area:
- The Steele Fire, south of Oregon/California Border, is estimated to be 45, 690 acres and is 57% contained. The northeastern ridge of the fire has the highest potential for fire growth due to southwest winds.Fire Crews are on standby if a new fire should start.
- The Cove Fire, near Adin is estimated at 30, 887 acres and is 100% contained. The Cove Fire began due to 3 lightning strikes.
- The Island Fire burning in the Klamath National Forest was sparked by lightning on June 25th. To date , has burned 1,468 acres and estimated to be contained October 1st.
As it gets hotter and drier in the summer, be aware of the risk of wildfires and all major hazards around your neighborhood or home with an NHD report. If you are worried about the wildfire risk in your community, reach out to a local DisclosureSave Account Executive to learn more about the NFPA’s Firewise Communities / USA® Recognition Program. It focuses on empowering neighbors to work together in reducing their wildfire risk.