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Kidder 2, Klamath NF, USFS. Ten miles northwest of Etna, CA. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Precipitation occurred over the fire area yesterday

September 19, 2019 at 7:26 AM

This fire is located in remote and extremely difficult terrain. The fire is 207 acres in size and is 43% contained, firefighters are continuing to construct containment lines along the fire perimeter.

The Pacific Crest Trail passes near the Kidder 2 Fire. For their safety, hikers are advised to avoid the fire area. Please be aware of changing fire conditions.Information on the Klamath National Forest Kidder 2 Fire closure order, issued on September 11, can be found at: Forest visitors can contact the Salmon/Scott River Ranger District Office at (530) 468-5351 for additional information or alternative recreational opportunities in the area.

This will be the final scheduled update from California Incident Management Team 15. A Klamath National Forest Type 3 organization will assume command of the Lime Fire and the Kidder 2 Fire at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday September 18th, 2019.

September 15, 2019 at 9:11 AM

The Kidder 2 Fire had minimal fire activity with smoke production from the interior of the perimeter. The 24-hour AQI for the Yreka, Happy Camp and Ashland monitors were all in the Good (green) range yesterday. The Hornbrook monitor was reading Moderate (yellow) during the day due to local sources other than the Lime and Kidder 2 Fires and will be relocated today. Four additional monitors were set up surrounding the fire in Oak Knoll, Fort Jones, Etna and Montague. All three monitors have been in the Good range since yesterday afternoon/evening. Due similar weather conditions and fire behavior today, smoke production on the Kidder 2 Fire may increase today and minimal smoke may settle into Etna briefly late at night and early in the morning. The 24-hour AQI is forecasted to be in the Good (green) range for all locations, with possible hours of Moderate (yellow) air quality in Etna late night/early morning. The 24-hour Air Quality Index (AQI)

Fire restrictions for the Klamath National Forest are in effect as of August 1, 2019. Restrictions will continue until October 15, 2019 or until conditions require a change in restriction level.

The Klamath Ranger District consists of three ranger districts, Goosenest, Happy Camp/Oak Knoll and the Salmon/Scott.