Northern California: Saddle Fire

Saddle Fire
Saddle Fire. USFS photo.

The Saddle Fire in northern California has burned about 1,000 acres in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. It started from lightning on June 9 and beginning today will be managed by Molhoek’s Type 2 Incident Management Team.

The  fire is 5 miles northwest of Hyampom, 33 miles east of Eureka, and 60 miles west of Redding.

Map Saddle Fire
Map showing the location of the Saddle Fire in northwest California at 1:40 a.m. MT June 12, 2015. (Click to see a larger version.)

The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office implemented mandatory evacuations along County Road 311, also known as the Lower South Fork Road, north of Big Slide Campground to Manzanita Ranch. Residents of Hyampom are under an advisory evacuation. The Red Cross has an evacuation center at the Hayfork High School.

Map of Saddle Fire
Map of the Saddle Fire. The red, brown, and yellow squares represent heat detected by a satellite at 1:40 a.m. MT, June 12, 2015. The red squares are the most recent.