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FireWatch: Antelope Fire now 20% contained

So far, the Antelope Fire is 40,388 acres and 20% contained.

Posted: Aug 7, 2021 10:51 AM

YREKA, Calif. —The Klamath National Forest made the latest announcement for the Antelope fire this morning reporting firefighters have completed several miles of fire line using dozers on the northwestern side of the fire perimeter, achieving 20% containment of the Antelope Fire.

Crews are also reinforcing both dozer lines and hand lines to secure the northern portion of the fire.

Intense fire activity remains on the east and southeast sides, pushed by northwest winds through heavy mixed conifer.

So far, the Antelope Fire is 40,388 acres and said to be caused by lightning, according to the Klamath National Forest.

With 452 personnel on deck, firefighters are working directly on the fire’s edge along the southern and eastern portion of the fire to establish control along this section.

The Antelope Fire has now spread onto the neighboring Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

If the fire continues to advance to the east, fire managers have identified geographic points on the ground where management actions may be needed to protect values such as the Medicine Lake Recreation Area.

Firefighters continue structure protection efforts with dozer lines, sprinkler systems, and fire-resistant material around individual homes in Bray and Shasta Wood.

Two specialized teams of sawyers are working to remove hazardous trees that may pose a threat to structures in Tennant.

Evacuations: The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office has issued evacuation orders for the following communities:

  • Tennant
  • Bray
  • Mount Hebron
  • Shasta Wood
  • Duck Lake
  • Round Valley area south of Red Rock Road, including Long Prairie Road, Robison Road, and Old State Highway.
  • An evacuation warning has been issued for the areas of Medicine Lake, Payne Springs and Blanche Lake.

For the most current and accurate evacuation information for Siskiyou County, visit: https://arcg.is/1mWjWj.

If you are evacuated and need assistance, call the 24-hour hotline at 530-340-3539. Residents are encouraged to sign up for emergency alerts using CodeRED at: https://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/emergencyservices/page/codered-emergency-alert.

Weather: Temperatures will be slightly warmer today with little changes in humidity. Light winds in the morning will increase from the west-southwest in the afternoon with gusts around 20 mph. Winds will diminish after sunset as temperatures cool into the 40s and 50s with a few upper 30s possible in valleys.

Community Meeting: The Office of Emergency Services shared information regarding the assessment of damages to structures in Tennant. For more information view the full recording at https://www.facebook.com/KlamathNF/.

Restrictions: The Klamath National Forest has issued a forest closure around the Antelope and Tennant Fires. The full closure order and map can be found on the Klamath National Forest website.

Smoke: Smoke from the Antelope Fire is impacting many communities in the surrounding area. An interactive smoke map at https://fire.airnow.gov/ allows you to zoom into your location to see the latest smoke information. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory problems or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures.

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