Firefighters taking advantage of favorable weather conditions have made significant progress in the effort to contain the Lone Fire. The Lone Fire is a wildfire actively burning on the Doublehead Ranger District of the Modoc National Forest. The fire was discovered on the afternoon of September 5, after thunderstorms moved through the area igniting several fires.

 In the absence of hot, dry weather the fire burned with less intensity allowing access to the line directly on the fire’s edge. Hand crews, engines and bulldozers working the fire were supported by two large air tankers and a helicopter as they constructed containment line along the perimeter of the 5,628 acre fire.

The weather is expected to remain cool well into next week resulting in less active fire behavior but winds are still a concern. With pockets of heat near the fire’s edge the threat of fire spread remains. Moving forward the focus continues to be the construction of containment line and extinguishment of any heat found near the edge of the fire.

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