July 9 Juniper Fire update


July 9 Juniper Fire update

Alturas, Alturas, Calif., July 9, 2021—The Juniper Fire was held at 1,011 acres yesterday and the containment estimate was increased to 40 percent.

Overnight fire behavior was again minimal, with heavy fuels burning and smoldering within the fire’s interior. One small spot fire was contained outside containment lines at less than 0.1 acres. Resources are working to mop up 100 feet inside of all lines.

Additional updates will be provided on this incident if fire activity increases.

A heat advisory is in effect for the area from 2 p.m. today until 9 p.m. Monday. Learn more at https://www.weather.gov/mfr/.

Please avoid the area between South Mountain and Green Tank reservoirs and be aware of increased fire-suppression traffic on the Crowder and South Main roads, also known as Forest Road 73.

Please do not risk starting additional fires. Maintain equipment, vehicles and trailers appropriately, avoid risky burning practices and adhere to fire-safety restrictions. Learn more at https://go.usa.gov/x6V9u.