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Lightning Strikes in Tahoe National Forest

Additional thunderstorms brought 206 strikes to the Tahoe National Forest yesterday.  In the afternoon, lightning and rain occurred near Jackson Meadow Reservoir and in the Sierra Buttes/Haskell Peak areas.   Last evening thunderstorms brought considerable rain and lightning to the Truckee area.  Three additional fires were identified.


All fires remain less than an acre.  Out of the 17 total, 9 are contained or controlled.

Fires in the American River District –

1 north of French Meadows Reservoir – contained

2 farther north of French Meadows Reservoir – north of Sunflower Hill – both controlled

1 near Robinson Flat – contained

3 in or near the Granite Chief Wilderness – Smoke jumpers remained on scene last night working on two fires.  One fire contained.


Fires in the Sierraville District –

1 east of Jackson Meadow Reservoir – contained

2 more near Jackson Meadow Reservoir  – crews worked most of the evening

1 north of Stampede Reservoir near Kyburz Flat – controlled


Fires in the Truckee District –

1 near the Cedars – about 5 miles south of Interstate 80 at Norden – 1/2 acre – Crew continuing with heavy mop-up and remained on the fire overnight.

1 near Barker Pass – 4 miles from Lake Tahoe

1 on south eastern side of TNF – 5 miles from Lake Tahoe  – 1/3 acre


Fires in the Yuba River Ranger District –

1 near Old Man Mountain – north of Interstate 80 – controlled

1 north of Interstate 80 near Rainbow off ramp – controlled

1 near Signal Peak north of Interstate 80 – north of Cisco Grove – crews to head out today


Continuing thunderstorm activity is expected this afternoon and tonight and throughout the week.


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