TENNANT, Calif. -- The Antelope Fire has burned more than 52,000 acres and is 25% contained.
Firefighters are working alongside cooperating agencies, partners, and local logging companies to develop the most effective strategy to control the Antelope Fire. They hope to make a minimal impact to the land. Crews are conducting direct suppression operations in all areas of the fire, as long as weather, safety, and terrain allow.
Tonight at 6 p.m., the incident management team will host a virtual community meeting on the Klamath National Forest Facebook page. (A Facebook account is not required to view the video. If a pop-up box appears when you first navigate to the link, you can use the scroll bar on the right to scroll down to the view and/or click “not now” to minimize the login pop-up.) Facebook questions during the meeting will be monitored, or questions can be emailed in advance at email@example.com. A recording will be posted immediately following the meeting.
Firefighters are facing significant fire activity northeast of Garner Mountain. The fire advanced about a mile and a half to the east and crossed Forest Road 77.
Helicopters assisted with suppression efforts as the fire grew further to the northeast. Additional dozers were brought in from other divisions to stop the fire’s progress before sundown.
On the southwest perimeter, crews are building a containment line as the fire backs slowly down the slopes.
Firefighters are scouting areas near Shasta Wood to build a line safely, while protecting valuable timber assets wherever possible.
Crews have constructed a dozer line around Harts Meadow, wrapped cabins with fire-resistant materials, and will continue to assess structures around all areas of the fire.
Evacuations: The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office has issued evacuation orders and evacuation warnings for several communities and general areas surrounding the Antelope Fire. For the most current and accurate evacuation information for Siskiyou County, visit: 211norcal.org/antelope_fire/. An evacuation center is located at the Kahtishraam Wellness Center at 1403 Kahtishraam in Yreka, CA. Residents should stay alert for changes in evacuation status and sign up for emergency alerts using CodeRED at: https://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/emergencyservices/page/codered-emergency-alert.
Weather: Strong and erratic outflow winds are possible from thunderstorms in the area. Lightning and winds remain the greatest threat for the fire. There is only a very small chance for rain. Temperatures will remain in the 90s with west-northwest winds between 3-8 mph and gusts of up to 18 mph.
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: A Smoke Outlook for the Antelope Fire is available at https://wildlandfiresmoke.net/outlooks/NECalifornia. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory problems or heart disease should take precautionary measures.