Firefighters attack the Ridge Fire near Mount Shasta in Northern California

9am PDT on Jun 26, 2022

Ridge Fire Site Map
Map showing the location of the Ridge Fire at 1 a.m. June 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.

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.

ridge fire
Ridgefire as seen from Mount Bradley, 8:21 a.m., June 26, 2022.

author: Bill Jabert

After working full-time in prairie fires for 33 years, he continues to learn, striving to be a student of fire. Looking at all of Bill Gabert’s posts

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