Smoke is drifting into the county, yet the CALFIRE Lassen Modoc Unit information officer confirms there are no local fires.A lightning-caused fire is burning to the north in Oregon with only 38 percent containment. The Cedar Creek Fire, burning near the community of Oakridge,... Read More.
Susanville fire responds to two early morning incidents Monday, one being investigated for arson. Just before 2 am calls came in of an RV on fire on Alexander Ave. An engine quickly arrived on scene to find light smoke coming from the vehicle. Crews... Read More.
Fires burning out of the area are gaining containment, with rainfall and cooler temperatures aiding the firefight. The Barnes fire in Modoc County is nearly 6,000 acres and 44% contained. Sheriff Tex Dowdy says the flames got some rain yesterday, and the winds remained... Read More.
An apartment and two vegetation fires kept emergency personnel busy over the weekend and caused one brief power outage on Sunday.A late-night fire started in Apartment 10 of Meadowbrook Apartments on N. Roop street in Susanville on Saturday, injuring three. One person escaped the... Read More.
CALFIRE Lassen Modoc Unit says there have been over 640 lightning strikes in the Northern Region of California within the last 24 hours. Over 100 of those strikes have been within the CAL FIRE Lassen-Modoc Unit coverage area causing four confirmed fires. Those include... Read More.
The Sierra County Board of Supervisors passed an Emergency Fire Ordinance banning open flame fires and charcoal/wood barbeques. All private lands within the unincorporated area and public lands within the unincorporated area of the County will no longer be able to open burn with... Read More.
Multiple fires were responded to throughout the last week around the area. It began early in the week with the fire on the Janesville Grade that was knocked down with a quick response from multiple agencies, contained at 5 acres, followed by firefighters responding... Read More.
An arsonist sets five fires in an alley in Susanville. The Susanville Fire Department was called to a report of a dumpster on fire behind the Napa Auto Parts store on Main Street when the subsequent fires were found. The fires were in dumpsters,... Read More.
The Deadline to register for FEMA disaster assistance has passed but if you had property damaged by the Beckwourth and Dixie fires you can still register for the debris removal program. Right of Entry forms need to be submitted by next Monday, the 15th.... Read More.
Today, more than 8,400 personnel remain assigned to 10 active large wildfires. To date, more than 2.4 million acres have burned statewide. Get the latest on these incidents at: https://fire.ca.gov/incidents