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August Fires Strike the North State

Modoc – Yesterday, lightning storms ignited fires across Assembly District 1. 19 fires are burning in Klamath National Forest alone, with the Head Fire being the largest. As of yesterday evening, the fire was at 3,000 to 4,000 acres and causing evacuations. 

There are also 8 fires burning in the Shasta Trinity National Forest, 11 in the Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Ranger Districts, and 23 in the Six Rivers National Forest. The most significant and concerning fire is the Deep Fire in the Stewart Fork drainage area that empties into Trinity Lake. These fires will dramatically increase the strain on fire safety resources for the 1st Assembly District.

These types of catastrophic fires are not new to the 1st Assembly District. In 1987, a dry lightning storm struck during the last week of August, causing 2300 lightning strikes, igniting fires that burnt thousands of acres until fall rains. 

Heather is an experienced Emergency Manager with the know-how to combat the unique issues affecting the North State. She understands how critical local resources can be when protecting the North State. Heather is committed to preserving the North State’s beautiful forests and safeguarding our rural communities. 

Thank you to the firefighters and the first responders who are putting their lives on the line. Please listen when asked to evacuate and have a to-go bag prepared in case you need to leave your home. Please make proactive arrangements before evacuation orders if you have pets. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the North State families impacted by these fires. #firstassemblydistictstrong

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