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The Hog Fire, west of Susanville, has closed a portion of Highway 44 and is forcing some evacuations. The fire, that broke out Saturday afternoon, is now at 5,800 acres. Photo courtesy of Matthew Henderson on Facebook

Hog Fire burning west of Susanville at 1,387 acres

Update 5 p.m.: The fire is approximately 1,387 acres and 5 percent contained.  Highway 44 is closed from A21 to Hwy 36. An Evacuation warning has been issued for the following areas of Lake Forest Estates: Grey Eagle Lane, Thildow Road and Baja Road, according to Cal Fire Lassen-Modoc Unit.
Update:  As of noon, the Hog Fire, which started yesterday at about 3:30 p.m., is approximately 650 acres and 5 percent contained. It is burning 1/2 mile north of Goumaz Campground and south of Highway 44, on private and USFS land. Steep terrain and continued spot fires remain the critical issue. There are still no threats to structures or road closures. The only evacuation has been to the Goumaz Campground which was evacuated for precautionary purposes.
Crews are busy constructing fire line to get the fire contained. Please avoid the area so fire resources can get in and out of the fire. Also void Highway 44  and use alternate routes if possible.
Resources on the fire: 25 engines, 8 hand crews, 15 dozers, 15 water tenders, 4 helicopters and 6 air tankers. Agencies on the fire include CALFIRE, USFS, BLM, Susan River, Standish-Litchfield, Janesville, the Redding Hotshots and a Folsom Lake Handcrew. Cause of the fire is under investigation, according to Cal Fire Lassen-Modoc Unit.The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office announced the Bizz Johnson Trail is currently closed from Devil’s Corral to Mason Station due to the fire.
Original story: The Hog Fire burning near Hog Flat Reservoir, west of Susanville in Lassen County, is reported at 500 acres as of 7 a.m. this morning, July 19.
The fire, which broke out yesterday afternoon, is burning in timber. According to a statement released by CalFire last evening, “The work being done by the air tankers and ground resources is making a difference and the fire is now 5 percent contained. There are no road closures or threats to structures and no evacuations with the exception of the Goumaz Campground, which was evacuated for precautionary purposes. Resources on hand include: 25 engines, 4 helicopters, 3 air tankers, 7 hand crews and 6 dozers. Additional resources are enroute. Agencies on the fire include CALFIRE, USFS, BLM, Susan River, Standish-Litchfield, Janesville, the Redding Hotshots and a Folsom Lake Handcrew.”

 

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