California Lightning Activity
August 22, 2013 – Over the past 24 hours over 4,400 lightning strikes occurred in Northern California sparking 45 new fires.
CAL FIRE Siskiyou Unit
5 new fires, largest is less than an 1 acre
CAL FIRE Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit
6 new fires, largest is less than 1 acre
Smoke lifts off hills in Placer County.
NEVADA CITY, Calif. (KCRA) —Parts of the Tahoe National Forest closed late Thursday after Forest Supervisor Tom Quinn signed an emergency closure order, according to a news release.
The release indicated that the American Fire area, including roads and trails within the area, are closed until further notice.
Only authorized personnel are allowed to be in the area, according to the release. Officials said Mosquito Ridge Road is open to public traffic.