Hundreds more lightning strikes hit the Plumas NF in yesterday afternoon’s (8/21) and today’s (8/22) early morning thunderstorms. While strikes were scattered over the central and eastern portions of the forest, the largest concentration was in the Highway 395 and eastern forest corridor.
As of 5:00 pm over 20 small fires have been reported. Sizes vary from 1/10 to 2 acres with most under an acre. Air tankers are currently responding to the 2 acre Chance fire 3.5 air miles west of Crystal Peak, northeast of Frenchman Lake.