Red Rock Fire contained
Photo by Jennifer Petersen
UPDATE: 11:35 a.m. July 5, 2013 — The Red Rock Fire is now 100 percent contained, according to the fire Incident Information System website inciweb.org.
The fire started Monday, July 1 at 1:34 p.m. in Lassen County 45-miles northwest of Reno on the east side of U.S. Highway 395 on Seven Lakes Mountain. It quickly burned across the state line and the majority of the burn area is on the Nevada side of the incident. The cause is under investigation.
While some teams are heading back to base, remaining crews are concentrating on mopping up hotspots within the fire perimeter and rehabilitating dozer lines. No major injuries have been reported.
Full control of the burn is anticipated by the evening of Monday, July 8. For more information, visit sierrafront.net, or call the Sierra Front incident information line at (775) 782-1428.
UPDATE: 9:53 a.m. July 3, 2013 — The Red Rock fire has burned approximately 5,400 acres according to information provided on inciweb.org earlier this morning. The fire is moderating due to some recent moisture and is 40 percent contained.
Inciweb said 226 personnel are involved and structure protection is in place along the southern flank of the fire in the Rancho Haven area.
The Red Rock fire started at approximately 1:34 p.m. in South Lassen County on Seven Lakes Mountain. The blaze quickly burned across the state line and is most active on the Nevada side
UPDATE: 12:15 p.m. July 2, 2013 — The vegetation fire that started at approximately 1:25 p.m. Monday, July 1 six miles north of Hallelujah Junction and 45 miles northwest of Reno has burned 5,400 acres and is 35 percent contained. The fire is burning on steep and rocky terrain and using sagebrush and Pinyon/Juniper grass as fuel.
Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center Public Information Officer Elayn Briggs said the agency expects full containment of the fire by Thursday, July 4. She said no structures are currently threatened and no evacuations or road closures have been ordered at this time. However, since extreme fire behavior conditions currently exist, structure protection is in place.
According to its website, sierrafront.net, a power line and cell tower are involved in the fire, and “the fire is threatening priority sage grouse habitat, Native American cultural resources and cattle grazing allotments.”
Resources assigned to the Red Rock Fire include three air tankers, three helicopters, five hand crews, 10 fire engines, three water tenders, three dozers, eight command staff and 300 fire personnel.
8:00 a.m. July 2, 2013 — The National Interagency Coordination Center reports the Red Rock Fire, burning near Highway 395 about 40 miles southeast of Susanville, remains an active fire burning in brush and structures are threatened.
The fire has blackened about 1,500 acres and containment is expected Wednesday, July 3.
A total of nine crews, six engines, three helicopters and 226 total personnel are working the fire, according to the coordination center.
The Susanville office of the California Highway Patrol reports Highway 395 is now open with no restrictions.
More details will be released when available.
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