9am PDT on Jun 26, 2022
At about 9 p.m. Saturday, firefighters responded to a ridge fire two miles northwest of Mount Shasta, west of Interstate 5 in northern California. Infrared cameras showed multiple heat sources. It is not known if there were more than one ignition or if localized fires occurred from a single fire. The size estimate from CAL FIRE is 10 acres.
It is located in a hard-to-reach area, on private land about a quarter of a mile outside the Shasta Trinity National Forest.
# ridge fire (W/O. #MtShastaCitySiskiyou Co) – There are now at least 3 spot fires visible on the cameras and they all appear to be east or N/E from the original fire. pic.twitter.com/H79NeTMEAZ
– CA Fire Scanner (CAFireScanner) 26 June 2022
Weather after sunset at Mount Shasta weather station 2 miles into the community, recorded winds of 2 mph from the southeast shifting to the northeast after 9 p.m. Relative humidity in the city, which may not be representative of conditions near the fire on the hills, Overnight it rose from 10 to 63 percent.
The forecast for Sunday in the fire zone is 93 degrees, relative humidity between 12 and 15 percent, and winds of 2 to 6 mph from SE to turn south in the afternoon.