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Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Juniper, Modoc NF
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: MDF
  • Size (acres): 1,011
  • Percent Contained: 70%
  • Estimate of Containment: July 10, 2021
  • Personnel: 242
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Juniper, Modoc NF, USFS. Twenty-three miles north of Alturas, CA. Grass and timber. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, single tree torching and smoldering. Residences threatened. Area and road closures in effect

July 10, 2021 at 9:00 PM

Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping, and smoldering observed. The threat to structures, timber, historical and cultural sites. Red Flag Warning in effect for gusty winds and low RH today until 2200.

July 9, 2021 at 8:11 AM

Overnight fire behavior was again minimal, with heavy fuels burning and smoldering within the fire’s interior. One small spot fire was contained outside containment lines at less than 0.1 acres. Resources are working to mop up 100 feet inside of all lines.

Additional updates will be provided on this incident if fire activity increases.

A heat advisory is in effect for the area from 2 p.m. today until 9 p.m. Monday. Learn more at https://www.weather.gov/mfr/.

Please avoid the area between South Mountain and Green Tank reservoirs and be aware of increased fire-suppression traffic on the Crowder and South Main roads, also known as Forest Road 73.

July 8, 2021 at 7:37 AM

Fire behavior was minimal overnight, with larger fuels burning and smoldering within containment lines.

Firefighters are mopping up remaining hot spots near the heel of the fire, going in 100 feet from containment lines. Access to the remote location over rough roads is a challenge.

A Red Flag Warning continues for gusty winds and low relative humidity today. Learn more at https://www.weather.gov/mfr/.

While ground-based firefighters are working through hot conditions, aerial resources have been critical in helping them keep much of the fire’s heat within containment lines.

Please avoid the area between South Mountain and Green Tank reservoirs and be aware of increased fire-suppression traffic on the Crowder and South Main roads, also known as Forest Road 73.

July 7, 2021 at 8:31 AM

Fire behavior was again active yesterday afternoon, but firefighters have so far been able to complete new line around fire escaping existing containment efforts.

While ground-based firefighters are working through hot conditions, aerial resources have been critical in helping them keep much of the fire’s heat within containment lines.

Please avoid the area between South Mountain and Green Tank reservoirs and be aware of increased fire-suppression traffic on the Crowder and South Main roads, also known as Forest Road 73.

A Red Flag Warning was issued by the National Weather Service for this afternoon saying, “A drier air mass combined with gusty winds will lead to critical fire weather conditions across the Modoc today.” Learn more at https://www.weather.gov/mfr/.

July 6, 2021 at 8:37 AM

There is a known threat to structures including historical and cultural sites.

Fire is located in a remote area with difficult access. There is a Red Flag Warning in effect for the fire area from 2 pm until 8 pm this evening.

The Juniper Fire started yesterday approximately 17 miles west of Davis Creek near South Mountain Reservoir (T46N R12E SEC19). It was active on all flanks with spot fires outside the main fire perimeter. It was last reported at 862 acres.

Firefighters report line around 95 percent of the fire with five-percent containment. Containment percentages are not how much line is completed, but how much confidence fire managers have that line will hold.
Southwest winds to 35 mph are expected to move the fire north/northeast today. High winds and single-digit relative humidity will test fire lines this afternoon.

Please avoid the area and be aware of increased fire-suppression traffic.
Resources shared from other fires in the area along with neighbors out of Lakeview and Susanville have been instrumental in helping local firefighters on the Juniper Fire.

Wildland firefighters and dispatchers have plenty of work to do without having to worry about escaped campfires or roadside starts. Please maintain equipment, vehicles and trailers appropriately, avoid risky burning practices and adhere to fire-safety restrictions. Learn more at https://go.usa.gov/x6V9u.