Updates On Hog, Gold Fires In Lassen Co.

Jul 31, 2020

For more information about the Gold and Hog Fires, follow CAL Fire Lassen-Modoc Unit on Facebook.

As of 6:10 p.m. on July 31, 2020, KUNR is no longer actively updating this web post. 

6:08 p.m. | July 31, 2020

As of 4 p.m. Friday, all evacuations related to the Gold Fire in Lassen County have been lifted, according to CAL FIRE, and all roads in that area are open. Officials are reminding residents to stay vigilant and aware of emergency vehicles and other hazards around the fire area. The blaze was 21,870 acres and 80 percent contained as of 7 a.m. Friday.

All evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted for the Hog Fire near Susanville in Lassen County, according to CAL FIRE officials. The only exceptions are U.S. Forest Service closures and restricted areas. Containment of the fire was at 90 percent at 7 p.m. Thursday and the size was 9,564 acres.

6:06 p.m. | July 30, 2020

The Gold Fire in Lassen County, south of Adin, remains at 21,870 acres and is 75 percent contained as of 7 a.m. Thursday, according to CAL FIRE. Officials say containment lines on the fire are holding. Nearly 2,000 personnel continue to fight this fire.

The Hog Fire in Lassen County, near Susanville, is at 85 percent containment and remains under 9,600 acres as of 7 a.m. on Thursday. Nearly 1,300 personnel are still on scene battling the blaze.

You can find the latest information about evacuation orders and warnings on the Facebook page of the CAL FIRE Lassen-Modoc Unit.

5:20 p.m. | July 28, 2020

The Gold Fire in northern Lassen County is 34 square miles and 65 percent contained as of Tuesday at 7 a.m., according to CAL FIRE. 13 structures have been destroyed and three have been damaged by the blaze. Many evacuation orders and warnings related to the Gold Fire remain in place.

The Hog Fire in southern Lassen County, west of Susanville, is nearly 15 square miles and was 69% contained as of midday Tuesday. All evacuation orders for the Hog Fire have been lifted, except for the U.S. Forest Service closures and restricted areas, according to CAL FIRE’s update at 7 a.m. on Tuesday. Several evacuation warnings remain in effect.

You can find regular updates about evacuation orders and warnings related to the two large fires in Lassen County on the Facebook page of the CAL FIRE Lassen-Modoc Unit.

9:01 p.m. | July 26, 2020

The Gold Fire in Lassen County, off of Highway 139 and County Rd. A-2, south of Adin, was 21,870 acres as of 7:00 p.m. Sunday and firefighters are now up to 50% containment. CAL FIRE has said that the potential for thunderstorms Monday could lead to erratic fire behavior. More than 2,100 personnel are battling that blaze.

 

The Hog Fire near Susanville remains at more than 9,500 acres and is 55 percent contained. CAL FIRE said Sunday that both SR - 36 and SR - 44 are now open, but drivers may see flames and smoke from the fire’s interior.

 

There are several evacuation orders and warnings related to the Gold Fire and Hog Fire. Some are changing frequently. You can find those details on the Facebook page of the CAL FIRE Lassen-Modoc Unit which has regular updates.

 

4:35 p.m. | July 25, 2020

The Gold Fire in Lassen County, off of Highway 139 and County Rd. A-2, south of Adin, was 21,000 acres as of 7:00 a.m. Saturday and firefighters have achieved 40% containment. CAL FIRE reports that overnight, crews “took advantage of milder conditions to build and reinforce fire control lines.” Gusty afternoon winds and lower relative humidity are expected throughout Saturday. Nearly 1,500 personnel are battling the Gold Fire and 25 structures remain threatened.

The Hog Fire near Susanville has burned more than 9,500 acres and is 45 percent contained. CAL FIRE says crews worked “aggressively overnight to mop up and strengthen control lines.”

There are several evacuation orders and warnings related to the Gold Fire and Hog Fire. Some are changing frequently. You can find those details on the Facebook page of the CAL FIRE Lassen-Modoc Unit.

9:15 p.m. | July 24, 2020

The Gold Fire, south of Adin off Highway 139 and County Road A-2, has consumed 20,000 acres and is 35 percent contained. The fire is threatening 25 structures and is burning where there are private residences, ranches, and commercial operations with agriculture, livestock, and timber. Gusty afternoon winds are expected through Saturday. An evacuation center is set up for the Gold Fire at Lassen Community College.

The Hog Fire burning near Susanville is 41 percent contained and has consumed more than 9,500 acres. No structures were threatened as of 7 p.m. Friday and the evacuation center for the Hog Fire closed as of 3 p.m. Friday. 

There are several evacuation orders and warnings related to the Gold Fire and Hog Fire. Some are changing frequently. You can find those details on the Facebook page of the CAL FIRE Lassen-Modoc Unit.

State Route 36 in the area of the Hog Fire is now open for travel, according to CAL FIRE. Along the SR-36 and SR-44 corridor, a mandatory evacuation order is in place. The area remains closed, along with the Lassen National Forest. 

 

9:51 a.m. | July 24, 2020

There are two fires burning in Lassen County, prompting evacuations. 

Gold Fire

Gold Fire has burned 19,000 acres south of Adin, California, and has been 35 percent contained, according to CAL FIRE officials. 25 structures are threatened, and seven structures have been destroyed, according to fire officials.

Several areas have evacuation orders, according to CAL FIRE:

- All residents along Highway 139 from Susanville Road (A-2), south to Termo Grasshopper Road

- Areas south of Ash Valley Road west of Spooner Road, East of Highway 139, and north of Termo Grasshopper Road

- Areas west of Highway 139, south of Hayden Hill Road, east of Anderson Ranch Road/Dixie Valley Road and north of Long Flat Road

- Area north of Ash Valley Road to Rail Canyon, north to the Modoc County line and west of Highway 139

- Area north of Ash Valley Road at Knox Mountain, north to the Modoc County line and west to Rail Canyon

CAL FIRE updates say these areas are under evacuation warnings:

- Ash Valley Road at U.S. 395 west to Spooner Road, south on Spooner Road to Highway 139 to Termo Grasshopper Road

- Areas west of Highway 139 from Termo Grasshopper Road south to Gleghorn Road, and east of Slate Creek Road

- Area south of Susanville Road (A-2) from Highway 139 west to U.S. Forest Service Road 54/McClelland Road and north of Hayden Hill Road

- Area north of Ash Valley Road at U.S. 395 north to the Modoc County line and west to Knox Mountain

- Cal Pines Upper Hill units 4 and 5, and all areas within the boundaries of the intersection of California Pines Boulevard (71) and Canyon Creek Road south to Alpine Road, west to Manzanita Mountain and east to Woodward Road.

Hog Fire

For the Hog Fire burning west of Susanville, two structures have been destroyed, according to CAL FIRE officials. The fire has burned 9,540 acres and been 38% contained.

Evacuation orders:

- West of the S.R. 36 and S.R. 44 junction

- East of Goumaz Road and Fredonyer Summit

Officials said all trails along S.R. 36 and S.R. 44 are closed, including the Bizz Johnson Trail.

Evacuation warnings:

- Lake Forest Estates, both north and south sides of Highway 36 from A-1 to Willard Creek Road

- The junction of  S.R. 36 and S.R. 44, east to the A-1 S.R. 36 Junction, including River Bench, Britt Lane, Thumper Hill Road and Ridge Top Road

- West of the brake check area on S.R. 36, to the juntion of S.R. 35 and S.R. 44, including residents served by Phil Dow Road

Highway 36 from Highway 44 and 36 juntions to Westwood and County Road A-1 north of the water tanks are closed, according to CAL FIRE officials.

You can find updates from both fires on the CAL FIRE Lassen-Modoc Unit Facebook page.

6:11 a.m. | July 23, 2020

Firefighters are continuing to battle wildfires in northeastern California. 

The Gold Fire grew to about 14,500 acres Wednesday in Lassen County, south of the community of Adin.

Firefighters have built containment lines around 10% of the burn area, according to the latest update late Wednesday night from CAL FIRE. Some evacuations are in place for residents in the fire area. 

In southern Lassen County, the Hog Fire has grown to 9,517 acres, burning five miles west of Susanville. It is 23% contained, according to CAL FIRE officials.

Evacuation orders remain in place for Lake Forest Estates and the North and South side of Highway 36 from A-1 to Willard Creek Road.

The evacuation center for both fires is at the Lassen Community College.

7:35 p.m. | July 23, 2020

There are two fires burning in Lassen County causing evacuations. One is the Gold Fire, south of Adin, California. The fire is 14,700 acres and 35 percent contained as of 7 p.m. on Thursday. CAL Fire is reporting that 25 structures are threatened, and 7 structures have been destroyed.

Several areas have either evacuation orders or warnings. You can find the exact locations as of 7 p.m. Thursday here. The CAL FIRE Lassen-Modoc Unit on Facebook is providing regular updates.

The Hog Fire is burning about five miles west of Susanville, along California State Hwy 44. It is roughly 9,500 acres and 26 percent contained.

New mandatory evacuation orders were reported on the CAL FIRE Lassen-Modoc Unit on Facebook here at 3 p.m. on Thursday. At 6 p.m. on Thursday, the mandatory evacuation order was downgraded to an evacuation warning for the Lake Forest Estates community.

6:24 a.m. | July 22, 2020

Two fires, the Gold Fire and the Hog Fire, are burning near Susanville, and creating several evacuations and challenges for firefighters. Here's the info you need to know.

Gold Fire

All residents in the following areas should evacuate as soon as possible to the evacuation center at Lassen Community College.

  • All residents along Highway 139 from Susanville Road south to Termo Grasshopper Road.
  • Areas south of Ash Valley Road, west of Spooner Road, east of Highway 139 and north Termo Grasshopper Road.
  • Areas west of Highway 139, south of Haydenhill Road, east of Anderson Ranch Road/Dixie Valley Road and north of Long Flat Road.
  • Evacuation warning for Ash Valley Road at US-395 West to Spooner Road, south on Spooner Road to Highway 139, and east on Highway 139 to Termo Grasshopper Road to US-395.
  • Evacuation warning for areas west of Highway 139 from Termo Grasshopper Road south to Gleghorn Road and east of Slate Creek Road.

The following road closures are in effect:

  • Highway 139 @ Susanville Road (A-2)
  • Highway 139 at Termo Grasshopper Road
  • Highway 139 at Butte Creek Road.

An evacuation center has been established at Lassen Community College.

CAL FIRE reports the Gold Fire is now 8,500 acres and 5% contained.

Hog Fire

Winds are picking up speed, as thunderstorms head toward the area, making for tough firefighting conditions around the Hog Fire near Susanville, Cali.

Evacuation orders remain in place for Lake Forest Estates, as well as the north and south side of Highway 36 from A-1 to Willard Creek Road.

An evacuation center has been set up at Lassen Community College.

The following road closures are in effect:

  • Highway 44 is closed from the Highway 36 Junction to A-21.
  • Highway 36 is closed from the Highway 44 junction to Westwood.
  • County Road A-1 is closed from Gallatin Road to Highway 36.

At last report, CAL FIRE said the blaze is 9,000 acres, with 7% containment.