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Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Gold, Adin
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: LMU
  • Size (acres): 22,634
  • Percent Contained: 90%
  • Estimate of Containment: August 7, 2020
  • Personnel: 1,123
  • Structures Destroyed: 13

Gold, Lassen-Modoc Unit, Cal Fire. Transfer of command from IMT 1 (Cal Fire Team 4) back to the local unit will occur tomorrow. Five miles south of Adin, CA. Timber. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering, creeping and single tree torching.

August 2, 2020 at 11:57 AM

Fire activity was minimal overnight. Crews continue to reinforce control lines. CAL FIRE IMT #4 (Russell) in unified command with USFS. All containment lines on the fire are holding. Crews will continue to reinforce and patrol the fire lines, and extinguish hot spots within the fire perimeter. Low afternoon humidities still have the potential to bring increased fire behavior.

August 1, 2020 at 10:03 AM

Fire activity was minimal overnight. CAL FIRE IMT #4 (Russell) in unified command with USFS.

All containment lines on the fire are holding. Crews will continue to reinforce and patrol the fire lines, and extinguish hot spots within the fire perimeter. Hot weather and low humidities still have the potential to bring increased fire behavior. The incident is in areas with private residences, ranches and commercial operations. There are cultural and sensitive resources that remain threatened.

July 31, 2020 at 7:24 AM

All containment lines on the fire are holding, and minimal fire activity was observed overnight. Crews are reinforcing and patrolling these lines, and extinguishing hot spots within the fire perimeter. Hotter weather and low humidities still have the potential to bring increased fire behavior.

July 30, 2020 at 6:23 PM

All containment lines on the fire are holding. Crews are reinforcing and patrolling these lines, and extinguishing hot spots within the fire perimeter. Hotter weather and low humidities still have the potential to bring increased fire behavior. The incident is in areas with private residences, ranches and commercial operations. Several cultural and sensitive resources remain threatened.

July 30, 2020 at 7:58 AM

All containment lines on the fire are holding. Today, crews will continue to reinforce and patrol these lines, and extinguish hot spots within the fire perimeter. Critically low humidities and potential for gusty winds could bring increased fire behavior during the afternoon. The incident is in areas with private residences, ranches and commercial operations. Several cultural and sensitive resources remain threatened. Damage assessment teams have completed field inspections of the fire area and the final report is complete.

July 29, 2020 at 10:03 AM

Zone B-1 – The Evacuation Order has been lifted for the areas north of Butte Creek Rd. extending northeast to Long Hill Rd./39N08D, east of Hwy 139, and south of Ash Valley Rd.

Zone B-2 – An Evacuation Order has been issued for the area south of Butte Creek Rd. extending northeast to Long Hill Rd/39N08D, west of Spooner Rd., east of Hwy 139, and north of Termo Grasshopper Rd.

Zone H-2 – The Evacuation Warning has been lifted for the area north of Ash Valley Rd. at US-395 north to the Modoc County Line and west to Knox Mountain.

The following road closures remain in place:
Ash Valley Rd. at Rail Canyon
Ash Valley Rd. at Richelieu Rd.
Forest Service Rd. 38N04 at Hwy 139

July 29, 2020 at 7:39 AM

All containment lines on the fire are holding. Crews continue to reinforce these lines, extinguish areas still burning within the fire perimeter and patrol for hot spots. Critical fire weather is expected today, through the end of the week, with critically low afternoon humidities and potential for gusty winds.

The incident continues to burn in areas that include private residences as well as ranch and commercial operations. Several cultural and sensitive resources remain threatened.

Damage assessment teams have completed field inspections of the fire area and are compiling their reports.

July 28, 2020 at 12:54 PM

Zone C – The Evacuation Warning has been lifted for the areas west of Hwy 139, south of Haydenhill Rd, east of Anderson Ranch Rd/Dixie Valley Rd and north of Long Flat Rd.

Zone D-1 – The Evacuation Warning has been lifted for the area of Ash Valley Rd at Williams Rd. south to Mallard Dr. west to Prairie Rd. south to Termo Grasshopper Rd, and west on Termo Grasshopper Rd to Spooner Rd and north to Ash Valley Rd.

Zone F-2 – The Evacuation Warning has been lifted for the area south of Lonkey Hill from Hwy 139 west to US Forest Service Road 54/McClelland Rd, and north of Haydenhill Rd.

The following road closures remain in place:

  • Ash Valley Rd. at Rail Canyon
  • Ash Valley Rd. at Williams Rd.
  • Forest Service Rd. 38N04 at Hwy 139

July 28, 2020 at 6:38 AM

Today’s weather is expected to transition to a drier air mass before the area experiences low humidity’s and gusty winds by mid-week. Firefighters on the ground and in the air will continue to work diligently ahead of this changing weather pattern. The incident continues to burn in areas that include private residences as well as ranch and commercial operations. Several cultural resources remain threatened including the spotted owl habitat. Damage assessment teams are continuing to finalize the inspection of the fire area. All personnel assigned to the incident will continue to follow current COVID safety protocols.

Evacuation Orders (*Immediate threat to life. A lawful order to leave now, the area is closed to public access):

  • Zone B – Areas south of Ash Valley Rd., west of Spooner Rd., east of Hwy 139, and north of Termo Grasshopper Rd.
  • Zone G – Area north of Ash Valley Rd. to Rail Canyon north to the Modoc County line and west to Hwy 139.
  • Zone H-1 – Area north of Ash Valley Rd. at Knox Mountain north to the Modoc County Line, and west to Rail Canyon.

Evacuation Warnings (*Potential threat to life and property. Those who require additional time to evacuate or have pets/livestock should leave now):

  • Zone C – Areas west of Hwy 139, south of Hayden Hill Rd., east of Anderson Ranch Rd/Dixie Valley Rd and north of Long Flat Road.
  • Zone D-1 – Ash Valley Rd at Williams Rd. south to Mallard Dr., west to Prairie Rd. south to Termo Grasshopper Rd., and west on Termo Grasshopper Rd. to Spooner Rd and north to Ash Valley Rd.
  • Zone F-2 – Area south of Lonkey Hill from Hwy 139 west to US Forest Service Road 54/McClelland Rd, and north of Haydenhill Rd.
  • Zone H-2 – Area north of Ash Valley Rd. at US-395 north to the Modoc County Line and west to Knox Mountain.
  • Zone I – Cal Pines Upper Hill units 4 and 5
  • Zone J- Area north of the Lassen/Modoc County line from Knox Flat Rd. north to Rail Canyon, east to W. Messenger, south to Ash Valley Rd. and south to the Lassen/Modoc County line.

Road Closures

Ash Valley Rd. at Rail Canyon
Ash Valley Rd. west of Williams road.
Forest Service Rd. 38N04 at Hwy 139

July 27, 2020 at 8:20 AM

As thunder cells continue to develop in the area and the potential for high winds, crew will focus on strengthening and building containment lines. Over the next 48 hours the potential for Red Flag conditions in the fire area may exist. The incident continues to burn in areas with private residences, ranches and commercial operations including agriculture, livestock and timber. There are sensitive resources that are threatened including the spotted Owl habitat. Damage Assessment Teams will contine to survey the fire area. All personnel attached to the incident will continue to follow COVID protocols.

July 26, 2020 at 7:37 PM

Today firefighters continued to work both on the ground and in the air to reinforce containment lines. Additional resources that have arrived will be assigned overnight to assist with continuous firefighting efforts. The potential for thunderstorms tomorrow could bring erratic fire behavior. The incident continues to burn in areas with private residences, ranches and commercial operations including agriculture, livestock and timber. There are cultural resources that are threatened. Damage Inspection Teams have completed 80% of inspections in the fire area. All personnel attached to the incident will continue to follow COVID protocols.

July 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Today, firefighters continue to work on constructing direct and indirect fire line with the support of air resources and heavy equipment. Fire intensity has the potential to increase this afternoon with developing thunder cells that could cause erratic fire behavior. The incident is burning in areas with private residences, ranches and commercial operations including agriculture, livestock and timber. There are cultural resources that are threatened. There is still a threat of fires from previous lightning strikes.

The Damage Inspection Team will continue to survey the fire area.

Zone D-1 – The Evacuation Order has been reduced to an Evacuation Warning for the area south of Ash Valley Rd at Williams Rd. south to Mallard Dr. west to Prairie Rd. south to Termo Grasshopper Rd, and west on Termo Grasshopper Rd to Spooner Rd and north to Ash Valley Rd.
Zone D-2 – The Evacuation Warning has been lifted for the area south of Ash Valley Rd at US-395 west to Williams Rd, south to Mallard Dr, west to Prairie Rd, south to Termo Grasshopper Rd. and east to US-395.
Zone E – The Evacuation Warning has been lifted for the area west of Hwy 139 from Termo Grasshopper Rd. south to Gleghorn Rd and east of Slate Creek Rd.

The following road closures are in place:
Ash Valley Rd. at Rail Canyon
Ash Valley Rd. at Williams Rd.
Forest Service Rd. 38N04 at Hwy 139

July 25, 2020 at 9:59 PM

Today, firefighters worked to construct direct and indirect fire line with the support of air resources. Fire intensity continues to increase in the late afternoon. Thunderstorms are likely again on Sunday through Monday.

The incident is burning in areas with private residences, ranches and commercial operations including agriculture, livestock and timber. There are cultural resources that are threatened.

There is still a threat of fires from previous lightning strikes. The Damage Inspection Team continued surveying the fire area, accounting for over 50% of structures in the fire area.

Evacuation Orders (*Immediate threat to life. A lawful order to leave now, the area is closed to public access):

Zone B – Areas south of Ash Valley Rd., west of Spooner Rd., east of Hwy 139, and north of Termo Grasshopper Rd.

Zone D-1 – Ash Valley Rd at Williams Rd,. south to Mallard Dr., west to Prairie Rd. south to Termo Grasshopper Rd., and west on Termo Grasshopper Rd. to Spooner Rd and north to Ash Valley Rd.

Zone G – Area north of Ash Valley Rd. to Rail Canyon north to the Modoc County line and west to Hwy 139.

Zone H-1 – Area north of Ash Valley Rd. at Knox Mountain north to the Modoc County Line, and west to Rail Canyon.

Evacuation Warnings (*Potential threat to life and property. Those who require additional time to evacuate or have pets/livestock should leave now):

Zone C – Areas west of Hwy 139, south of Hayden Hill Rd., east of Anderson Ranch Rd/Dixie Valley Rd and north of Long Flat Road.

Zone D-2 – Area south of Ash Valley Rd at US-395 west to Williams Rd, south to Mallard Dr, west to Prairie Rd, south to Termo Grasshopper Rd. and east to US-395.

Zone E – Areas west of Hwy 139 from Termo Grasshopper Rd. , south to Gleghorn Rd., and east of Slate Creek Rd.

Zone F-2 – Area south of Lonkey Hill from Hwy 139 west to US Forest Service Road 54/McClelland Rd, and north of Haydenhill Rd.

Zone H-2 – Area north of Ash Valley Rd. at US-395 north to the Modoc County line and west to Knox Mountain.

Zone I – Cal Pines Upper Hill units 4 and 5.

Zone J- Area north of the Lassen/Modoc County line from Knox Flat Rd. north to Rail Canyon, east to Canyon Rd., and south to the Lassen/Modoc County line.

The Zone A evacuation warning has been lifted for all residents along Hwy 139 from Susanville Rd. (A-2), south to Termo Grasshopper Rd.

July 25, 2020 at 10:35 AM

Gold Fire Incident Evacuation Updates – effective immediately

Zone A- The Zone A Evacuation Order will be reduced to an Evacuation Warning for all residents along Hwy 139 from Susanville Rd. (A-2) south to Termo Grasshopper Rd.

Hwy 139 will have escorts running from Mile Post Marker (MPM) 51 to Mile Post Marker (MPM) 55. Expect 30 minute delays.

Zone C- The Evacuation Order issued for the areas west of Hwy 139, south of Haydenhill Rd, east of Anderson Ranch Rd/Dixie Valley Rd and north of Long Flat Rd. has been reduced to an Evacuation Warning.

July 25, 2020 at 8:33 AM

Overnight Firefighter took advantage of milder conditions to build and reinforce fire control lines. Drier westerly flow continues to influence the fire area. Gusty afternoon winds and lower relative humidities are expected through Saturday.

Fire intensity continues to increase in the late afternoon. The incident is burning in areas with private residences, ranches and commercial operations including agriculture, livestock and timber. There are cultural resources that are threatened.

There is still a threat of fires from previous lightning strikes.

The Damage Inspection Team will continue surveying the fire area today. All personnel attached to the incident will continue to implement COVID incident processes.

July 24, 2020 at 8:33 AM

July 24, 2020 at 8:19 AM

Fire intensity increased from late yesterday afternoon until late evening and moderated overnight. Additional evacuation orders and warnings were issued (see Zones G, H-1, H-2 and I below). Today, crews will continue to construct and reinforce fire containment lines. The incident is burning in areas with private residences, ranches and commercial operations including agriculture, livestock and timber. There are cultural resources that are threatened. With continued active afternoon fire behavior, the upper Cal Pines area may be threatened in this time period. There is still a threat of fires from previous lightning strikes. The Damage Inspection Team will continue surveying the fire area today. All personnel attached to the incident will continue to implement COVID incident processes.

July 24, 2020 at 7:01 AM

  • Zone G – An Evacuation Order has been issued for the area north of Ash Valley Rd. to Rail Canyon north to the Modoc County line and west to Hwy 139.
  • Zone H-1 – An Evacuation Order has been issued for the area north of Ash Valley Rd. at Knox Mountain north to the Modoc County Line and west to Rail Canyon.
  • Zone H-2 – An Evacuation Warning has been issued for the area north of Ash Valley Rd. at US-395 north to the Modoc County Line and west to Knox Mountain.
  • Zone I – An Evacuation Warning has been issued for all residents in the Cal Pines Upper Hill units 4 and 5. and all areas within the boundaries of the intersection of California Pines Blvd (71) and Canyon Creek Rd. south to Alpine Rd. west Manzanita Mountain and east to Woodward Rd.

7/23/2020 6:00 PM
Today, crews continued to construct and reinforce fire containment lines. Fire intensity increased during the afternoon and additional evacuation orders and warnings were issued (see Zones G and H below). The incident is burning in areas with private residences, ranches and commercial operations including agriculture, livestock and timber. There are cultural resources that are threatened. The Willow Creek Campground is threatened. All personnel attached to the incident will continue to implement COVID incident processes.

Overnight, crews will continue to construct fire line, improve existing fire line and evaluate for future evacuations.

Evacuation Orders (*Immediate threat to life and property):Zone A – All residents along Hwy 139 from Susanville Rd. (A-2) south to Termo Grasshopper Rd.Zone B – Areas south of Ash Valley Rd. west of Spooner Rd., east of Hwy 139, and north of Termo Grasshopper Rd.Zone C – Areas west of Hwy 139, south of Haydenhill Rd., east of Anderson Ranch Rd/Dixie Valley Rd and north of Long Flat Road.Zone G – An Evacuation Order has been issued for the area north of Ash ValleyZone H-1 – An Evacuation Order has been issued for the area north of Ash Valley Rd. at Knox Mountain north to the Modoc County Line and west to Rail Canyon. Rd. to Rail Canyon north to the Modoc County line and west to Hwy 139.

Evacuation Warnings: (*Potential threat to life and property within 2 hours):Zone D – Ash Valley Rd. at US-395 west to Spooner Rd., south on Spooner Rd. to Hwy 139 and east on Hwy 139 to Termo Grasshopper Rd. to US-395.Zone E – Areas west of Hwy 139 from Terom Grasshopper Rd. south Gleghorn Rd. and east of Slate Creek Rd.Zone E – Areas west of Hwy 139 from Terom Grasshopper Rd. south Gleghorn Rd. and east of Slate Creek Rd.Zone F – Area south Susanville Rd. (A-2) from Hwy 139 west to US Forest Service Rd. 54/McClelland Rd. and north of Hayden Hill Rd.Zone H-2 – An Evacuation Warning has been issued for the area north of Ash Valley Rd. at US-395 north to the Modoc County Line and west to Knox MountainZone I – An Evacuation Warning has been issued for all residents in the Cal Pines Upper Hill units 4 and 5. and all areas within the boundaries of the intersection of California Pines Blvd (71) and Canyon Creek Rd. south to Alpine Rd. west Manzanita Mountain and east to Woodward Rd.

Road Closures: Hwy 139 is closed at Susanville Rd. (A-2) south to Termo Grasshopper. There is a hard closure of Butte Creek Rd.

NOTES: SAFETY MESSAGE – The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation warnings. A reminder to drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. There will be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue firefighting operations. If at any time you feel unsafe, please call 911.

Gold Fire Community Meeting :When: 11:00AM, Friday, July 24th, 2020Where: Cal Pines Lodge 750 Shasta View Drive, Alturas, CA 96101What: The cooperating agencies of the Gold Fire will conduct a community meeting at the Cal Pines Lodge in Alturas. Representatives from the agencies managing the incident will provide an incident update and be available for questions.

July 23, 2020 at 8:11 AM

Additional crews and engines from around the state were assigned to the fire today and aggressively attacked the Gold Fire.
A Red Flag Warning remains in effect until 9PM today for strong thunderstorms and strong outflow winds, which increase the potential for additional ignitions in the area.

The incident is burning in areas with private residences, ranches and commercial operations including agriculture, livestock and timber. There are cultural resources that are threatened. The Willow Creek Campground is threatened.

All personnel attached to the incident will continue to implement COVID incident processes.

Overnight, crews will continue to construct fire line, improve existing fire line and evaluate for future evacuations.

Evacuation Orders (*Immediate threat to life and property): All residents along Hwy 139 from Susanville Rd. (A-2) south to Termo Grasshopper Rd.

Areas south of Ash Valley Rd. west of Spooner Rd., east of Hwy 139, and north of Termo Grasshopper Rd.

Areas west of Hwy 139, south of Haydenhill Rd., east of Anderson Ranch Rd/Dixie Valley Rd and north of Long Flat Road.

Evacuation Warnings: (*Potential threat to life and property within 2 hours): Ash Valley Rd. at US-395 west to Spooner Rd., south on Spooner Rd. to Hwy 139 and east on Hwy 139 to Termo Grasshopper Rd. to US-395.

Areas west of Hwy 139 from Terom Grasshopper Rd. south Gleghorn Rd. and east of Slate Creek Rd.

Area south Susanville Rd. (A-2) from Hwy 139 west to US Forest Service Rd. 54/McClelland Rd. and north of Hayden Hill Rd.

Road Closures: Hwy 139 is closed at Susanville Rd. (A-2) south to Termo Grasshopper. There is a hard closure of Butte Creek Rd.

July 22, 2020 at 7:43 PM

Due to increased firefighting activity and fire vehicle traffic, Highway 139 is now closed from Susanville Road (A2) to Termo Grasshopper Road. Civilian vehicles will not be allowed past law enforcement checkpoints.

Today Firefighters will continue aggressively and safely attack the Gold Fire. Multiple additional crews and engines from around the state arrived on in incident last night and will be joining the firefight today.

There is a Red Flag Warning in effect till 9pm today for thunderstorms and strong outflow of winds, which will increase the potential for additional ignitions in the area.

All personnel attached to the incident will continue to implement COVID-19 processes.

July 22, 2020 at 10:38 AM

Fire burned actively overnight and made significant runs. There is a continued structure threat with evacuation orders and warnings in place.

Cultural lands, Commercial timberlands, and Willow Creek Campground is threatened. HWY 139 is open with traffic control in place with other road closures in the area. The Red Flag Warning remains in effect for the fire area.

July 21, 2020 at 11:08 PM

Fire behavior was active today with short range spotting observed. The fire continues to threaten structures and Evacuation Orders are in place. Highway 139 remains closed with additional road closures in the area. Cultural resources, Willow Creek Campground and commercial timberland are threatened.

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the fire area. Cal Fire Incident Management Team 4 is in Unified Command with the US Forest Service.

  1. An Evacuation Order has been issued for all residents along Hwy 139 from Susanville Rd. (A-2) south to Termo Grasshopper Rd.
  2. An Evacuation Order has been issued for the areas south of Ash Valley Rd, west of Spooner Rd., east of Hwy 139, and north Termo Grasshopper Rd.
  3. An Evacuation Order has been issued for the areas west of Hwy 139, south of Haydenhill Rd, east of Anderson Ranch Rd/Dixie Valley Rd and north of Long Flat Rd.
  4. An Evacuation Warning has been issued for Ash Valley Rd at US· 39S west to Spooner Rd. south on Spooner Rd. to Hwy 139, and east on Hwy 139 to Termo Grasshopper Rd. to US-395
  5. An Evacuation Warning has been Issued for areas west of Hwy 139 from Termo Grasshopper Rd. south to Gleghorn Rd and east of Slate Creek Rd.

UPDATE: 6. An Evacuation Warning has been Issued for the oreo south Susanville Rd (A-2} from Hwy 139 west to Center Schoolhouse Rd, and north of Haydenhlll Rd.

July 21, 2020 at 9:23 AM

Fire behavior remains active with short range spotting reported. The fire continues to threaten structures and Evacuation Orders are in place. Highway 139 remains closed. A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the fire area. Cal Fire Incident Management Team 4 will in-brief today