SFD responds to brush fire near Susan River

The Susanville fire Department responded to a brush fire originally reported to be in the area behind McDonald’s about 2:37 p.m. Monday, May 15.

According to a statement from the SFD, upon arrival, firefighters reported smoke in the area behind Safeway near the Susan River Bike trail. It was then observed that the fire was on the old Mill Property and had jumped the river into city limits.

With assistance from CalFire and Lassen National Forest, SFD firefighters deployed hose lays to stop forward progress and contain the fire. Forward progress was stopped, crews cut hand line and performed 100 percent mop-up. The fire was extinguished at just over an acre.

The cause of the fire was determined to be human-caused and is currently under investigation. There were no firefighters or civilian injuries.

SFD was assisted by CalFire, Lassen National Forest, Janesville Fire Protection District, Susan River Fire Protection District, Susanville Police Department, and the Lassen County Sheriff’s Department.