SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ca. — California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) reported Thursday morning that they had 15 new fires started by Wednesday afternoon’s thunderstorms. As of Thursday, all of those fires are contained, but crews are still out making sure there are no hot spots and reinforcing fire lines.
All of these fires were four acres or less in size. Suzi Brady of CAL FIRE said the fires were burning everything from timber to heavy ground fuels. The fires were widespread across Siskiyou County.
CAL FIRE said they are predicting more lightning today, so they have extra staffing on hand to battle any new fires that start up.