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Shasta County, SHU Lightning Complex Update

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Some nice updates from the contributors at Wildland Fire. These fires are throwing up some impressive columns with multiple heads and capping evident on the merged Chalk and Goose Fires The real shame here is the beautiful country being scarred by these fires. Anyone that has been in that country knows what I am saying. […]

All Hands To The North State: SHU Lightning Complex

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The SHU Lightning Complex – 39 fires have been reported totaling nearly 8,000 acres. Large fires include: Gomez Fire – 300 acres estimated, Cassel Fire – 600 acres, Goose Fire – 2000 acres, Chalk Fire – 2500 acres. Current priority is to identify, obtain perimeters, and prioritize fires. Currently no evacuations in place.

Quick Notes On California Fires July 12

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The Basin Complex Fire added only 860 acres today. The five Zen Center residents who successfully defended their compound the other day did so with some aid from air support. Numerous Forest Service engines were ordered to stay some distance away as the monks actively fought smaller spot fires that erupted throughout the afternoon. Call […]

SHU-Lightning Complex Potential "Mega" Fire

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“A lack of resources is not allowing offensive tactics to be implemented. This Complex has potential to become a mega fire” That is a direct quote from the fire command describing the Moon and Motion Fires within the SHU-Lightning Complex burning in the foothills west of Redding. The SHU-Lightning Complex has burned 75,000 acres and […]