Tumbleweed, east of Susanville

In Contained California Fires by YubaNet


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  • Incident Name: Tumbleweed, east of Susanville
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NOD
  • Size (acres): 646
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: June 17, 2018
  • Personnel: 87
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Tumbleweed, Northern California District, BLM. Fifteen miles east of Susanville, CA. Brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior with wind-driven runs. Residences and sage-grouse habitat threatened. Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping.

June 16, 2018 at 9:12 AM

Crews making good progress, some interior heat but no fire growth.

June 15, 2018 at 8:43 AM

The decrease in fire size from 700 acres to 540 acres is due to better mapping. Overnight fire spread was minimal as overnight humidities increased.

A threat remains to structures due to gusty winds forecasted over the fire area today.

There is also a threat to the Schaffer Mountain communications tower and Sage Grouse habitat has been impacted.