Firewatch: Antelope Fire holding at 24% containment

The fire has burned more than 42,000 acres.

Posted: Aug 9, 2021 10:20 AM

The Antelope Fire continues to burn in Siskiyou County, with containment holding at 24%. The lightning-caused fire has burned 42,050 acres as of this morning’s update from the US Forest Service, shown below.

Go here to see the current map of the fire.

August 9, 2021 Daily Update

Containment on the Antelope Fire has held at 24% with minimal growth. Terrain, wind, and vegetation type have challenged suppression efforts; however, firefighters are utilizing handline, dozer line, and defensive burning to minimize fire spread, protect valuable private timber resources, and minimize impacts to the landscape.

As weather conditions permit, crews are conducting slow and methodical burning operations to connect and strengthen containment lines on the southern fire perimeter near 43N04 Road. Crews are working to complete a two-mile stretch of containment line to prevent the fire from spreading if the winds shift out of the northwest. Improved visibility allowed helicopters to conduct brief fire suppression flights to help contain spot fires while crews reestablished containment lines around Garner Mountain along the eastern perimeter. Firefighters were also able to contain a 20 to 30-acre fire which had crossed control lines in this area. On the western fire perimeter, crews are still holding the fire to the north side of Picadilly Ridge. Throughout the less active areas of the fire, firefighters continue to protect structures and extinguish any residual heat within the fire perimeter.

The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office has issued Evacuation Orders for the following communities: Tennant, Bray, Mount Hebron, Shasta Wood, Duck Lake, Round Valley area, including Long Prairie Road, Robison Road, and Old State Highway. An Evacuation Warning has been issued for the areas of Red Rock Road, Medicine Lake, Payne Springs, and Blanche Lake. For the most current and accurate evacuation information for Siskiyou County, go here. The Temporary Evacuation Point has been relocated from Dorris to the Kahtishraam Wellness Center in Yreka, located at 1403 Kahtishraam, Yreka, CA 96097. Residents are encouraged to sign up for emergency alerts using CodeRED.

Warming and drying trends will begin today. Westerly winds will be light and variable in the morning, with gusts of up to 15 mph in the afternoon. Temperatures will be 85-90 degrees in the valleys and 78-85 degrees on the ridges.

A community meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10, at the Butte Valley Community Center in Dorris, located at 52900 Highway 97. The public is encouraged to join in-person or virtually during the livestream.

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 from the Antelope Fire is impacting many communities in the surrounding area. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory problems or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. A daily Smoke Forecast Outlook for the Antelope Fire is available here.

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