Lightning sparks several Northern California fires

lightning.jpgJune 11, Northern California was hit with an estimated 2,000 lightning strikes within 24 hours.  They ignited several new fires in California.

Starting Sunday much of the Northern California foothills and mountains including the Sierra experienced significant thunderstorms with dry lightning.

Related news: Hathaway Fire near Morongo is half contained; 2000 acres burned.

Nearly 6,000 lightning strikes were recorded over the past 24 hours.

Over 50 small fires were ignited due to the lightning. Though most of the storm systems have moved out, CAL FIRE crews continue to respond to additional fires.

Although lightning was prevalent throughout the area over the past 24 hours, CAL FIRE continues to investigate each fire to rule all other possible causes.

Fire Summary
Tehama-Glenn Unit
20 fires, largest fire 2 acres, all fires 100% contained

Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit Fire Information
25 fires, larges fire 4 acres, 9 fires still active

Butte Unit
11 fires, 0 acres, all fires 100% contained

Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit
2 fires, 0 acres, all fires 100% contained

Mendocino Unit
4 fires, 0 acres, all fires 100% contained

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013


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