Fires at Whiskeytown
Contact: Carol Jandrall, 530-242-3461
An early morning lightning storm ignited at least six fires on Saturday June 21, 2008, in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.
Fire Name: Fire 5-2
Fire Name: Fire 5-3
Fire Name: Fire 5-28
Fire Name: Fire 5-45
Fire Name: Shasta Divide -Discovered Sunday 6/22/08
Currently Shasta Bally Road and Boulder Creek Falls trail are closed to visitors to allow access for firefighters.
Fire crews from the National Park Service and contract crews from Firestorm are working to suppress all of these fires. As the weather becomes hotter and drier and the winds pick up, fire behavior will be more active. Safety of firefighters is the number one priority. These fires are located in steep and rugged terrain; no structures are threatened at this time.
Please contact Fire Information Officer, Carol Jandrall, at 530-242-3461 for more information or check the Whiskeytown web page at www.nps.gov/whis.
Did You Know?
Whiskeytown has phantom orchids (Cephalanthera austiniae)? They are all white and devoid chlorophyll. This means that it cannot make energy for itself and must rely on symbiotic mycorrhizae for its nutrition.