Cooler Temps and Rain Slow Fires Burning Out-of-the-area

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.

Apartment Fire & Two Vegetation Fires Spark Over the Weekend

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.

Over 100 lightning Strikes Ignite 4 Fires in North County

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.

Sierra County Bans Open Flame Fires

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 Responded to Within One Week

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.

Arsonist in Susanville Sets Five Fires in Alley

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.

Wild Fires in California

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: