Firefighters attack Ridge Fire near Mt. Shasta community in Northern California

9 a.m. PDT June 26, 2022

map Location of Ridge Fire
Map showing the location of the Ridge Fire at 1 a.m. June 26, 2022.

At about 9 p.m. Saturday firefighters responded to the Ridge Fire two miles northwest of the city of Mt. Shasta, west of Interstate 5 in Northern California. Infrared cameras showed multiple heat sources. It is not known if there was more than one ignition or if spot fires occurred from a single fire. The size estimate from CAL FIRE is 10 acres.

It is in an area with difficult access, on private land about a quarter mile outside the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

The weather after sunset at the Mt. Shasta weather station two miles away in the community, recorded 2 mph winds out of the southeast switching to the northeast after 9 p.m. The relative humidity in the town, which may not be representative of conditions near the fire on ridge, increased overnight from 10 to 63 percent.

The forecast for Sunday at the fire area calls for 93 degrees, 12-15 percent relative humidity, and 2 to 6 mph winds out of the southeast becoming south in the afternoon.

Ridge Fire
Ridge Fire as seen from Mt. Bradley, 8:21 a.m., June 26, 2022.