Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 16, 2021

Lassen Fire Updates 8/16/21

Update from Lassen National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park, in unified command with USFS and CAL FIRE, continues operations toward full suppression on the Dixie Fire. Crews are using a variety of tools to strengthen containment lines, including the using the park highway and edges of the 2012 Reading Fire burn scar. Methods within the park include using masticators to reduce fuels along the park highway, hand crews with chainsaws and bulldozers in strategic locations, firing operations where possible, and air attack including the use of fire retardant where there is a high probability of success.

Another big firefighting priority today is a fire in the Morgan Springs area. This is a lightning-sparked fire at Hwys 89 & 36. It is in difficult terrain, and crews are working to strengthen containment lines. Santa Cruz County Strike Team XCZ2326C took these photos from Mill Creek.

Seephotos and follow updates at Lassen Volcanic National Park Facebook Page


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