[UPDATE 9:05 p.m.] Smokejumpers at Wildfire in Trinity County
The red marker shows the rough location of the fire.
A fire has broken out about one and a half miles from the Horse Ridge Lookout in Trinity County between the lookout and the South Fork of the Trinity River–south of Silver Flat and north of Chinquapin Butte. The fire is approximately one acre, according to the Redding Interagency Command Center.
According to the Shasta Trinity National Forest Service Twitter feed, “Smokejumpers and aviation support are responding to the Silver fire near Horse Ridge Lookout about 3 miles ENE of Ruth, CA. No structures are threatened.”
There are seven jumpers on the ground plus copter 506, according to scanner traffic.
UPDATE 1 p.m.: The fire is now at five acres, according to the Redding Interagency Command Center. Scanner traffic indicates that two type 2 Cal Fire tankers and one Type 1 tanker released their loads of fire suppressant on the flames. Fire command is flying in crews from the Hayfork Airport .
UPDATE 1:14 p.m.: Here’s a photo of the smoke when the fire was only reported to be 1 to two acres.
UPDATE 2:16 p.m.: The Shasta Trinity National Forest Twitter account just posted the following,
Note: Though the tweet states that this is southwest of Ruth earlier posts said eastnortheast and the latitude and longitude indicate it is almost due east of the town of Ruth.
UPDATE 9:05 p.m.: The Shasta Trinity National Forest just tweeted, “Air Attack has estimated the fire at 8 acres. All aircraft is off the fire for the night. Shasta Lake Hotshot Crew, 7 jumpers and 4 rapellers remain on the fire this evening.”
UPDATE 6/18: The Shasta Trinity National Forest tweeted, “The
#SilverFire has been contained at just over 8 acres.”