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Tennant Fire is now 51% contained

The fire has burned 10,541 Acres. The estimated containment is Saturday, July 31st.

Posted: Jul 5, 2021 12:29 PM

The Tennant Fire burning in the Klamath National Forest is now 51% contained, as of 6 AM.

Earlier today, the Klamath National Forest issued the following information:

YREKA, Calif, July 5, 2021— Crews were able to burn out the uncontrolled portion of the eastern side of the fire at the end of yesterday's operational period. The burn was successful and created several hundred feet of depth off of the control line. The fire continues to consume the dead and down fuel within the 2009 Tennant Fire. Within the interior, the fire made short uphill runs where there was continuous stringers of timber within the burn scar, but there was little threat to the control line. The critically dry 1000-hour fuel loads continue to consume as the crews work to mop-up the already established control lines.

Containment of the Tennant Fire has continued to progress as resources have begun to focus more on mop-up due to containment lines holding well over the past couple of days. The main point of heat is from the eastern flank of the fire, where a large island of unburned fuel lies. With the upcoming increase in winds and temperatures, resources will continue to watch the area for tree torching and spot fires. As of 6 A.M. July 5th, the fire has burned 10,541 acres and has a containment level of 51%.

Hot, dry, and unstable conditions are expected to continue for the upcoming week. An increase in southwesterly winds is expected on Tuesday which will result in a potential for critical fire weather conditions due to critically dry and gusty conditions. A Fire Weather Watch has been issued as a result of a Tuesday afternoon. Another significant heating trend is expected into the weekend as high pressure builds across the West.

There are currently 878 personnel assigned to the Tennant Fire, including 24 hand crews, 49 engines, 13 dozers, 21 water tenders, and 6 helicopters.

Evacuation Orders and Warnings are in effect for areas surrounding the Tennant Fire. Up-to-date information regarding evacuations can be viewed at an interactive map managed by the Siskiyou County Office of Emergency Services.

The cause of the Tennant Fire is still under investigation.

Fire information can also be found on Facebook @KlamathNF, Twitter @Klamath_NF, and InciWeb:.

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