YREKA, Calif. -- The Antelope Fire has burned 142,484 acres and is 66% contained.
Saturday, September 11 at 4 p.m., a public information briefing will be held on Facebook live. Questions can be submitted before the broadcast at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, crews will prioritize direct line construction, to keep the fire east of Forest Road 15 at Six Shooter Pass, and then continuing north, identifying the fire’s edge in the rocky terrain and making sure it has no chance to spread west.
Crews were able to stop forward progress to the north below Poverty Flat Friday, and they will continue to outline and strengthen containment lines around that edge.
In Lava Beds National Monument, most burning vegetation has either been consumed or was extinguished by the rain, and firefighters will work there Saturday to make sure there is no remaining heat.
They will also continue to strengthen the line northwest of Medicine Lake. The western and southwestern edges of the fire continue to show only minimal heat close to containment lines.
While the considerable precipitation did tamp down the active fire for now, firefighters are working to identify and contain areas with heat remaining to avoid flare-ups as the vegetation dries and warms.
High pressure will settle over the area Saturday with heightened relative humidity remaining due to the recent precipitation. Smoke may reduce visibility this weekend due to lighter winds. Temperatures will rebound, and are expected to remain steady through Monday before warming on Tuesday. Another low-pressure system may make its way into the fire area by next weekend, bringing back a chance of higher winds and possibly more precipitation.
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 are encouraged to take precautionary measures.
To better provide public and firefighter safety due to the ongoing California wildfire crisis, USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region has issued a temporary closure of all National Forests in California. This closure will be in effect through September 17, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r5/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD949139.
A temporary flight restriction is in effect over the Antelope Fire.
For the most current and accurate evacuation information for Siskiyou County, please visit: https://www.211disasterupdate.com/2021-siskiyou-fires or facebook.com/SiskiyouCountySheriff. 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.
There are currently no evacuation warnings or orders for Modoc County.