Frog Fire

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Frog Fire
Frog Fire with Mt Shasta USFS 2015 08 04.jpeg
Frog Fire with Mt Shasta in the background, August 4, 2015
LocationModoc National Forest, Lassen County, California
Coordinates41°23′56″N 121°23′31″W / 41.399°N 121.392°W / 41.399; -121.392Coordinates: 41°23′56″N 121°23′31″W / 41.399°N 121.392°W / 41.399; -121.392
Date(s)July 30, 2015 (2015-07-30) - August 20, 2015 (2015-08-20)
Burned area4,863 acres (20 km2)
Fatalities1 Firefighter
Frog Fire is located in Northern California
Frog Fire

The Frog Fire was a fatal fire that occurred during the 2015 California wildfire season that burned 4,863 acres (1,968 ha) of land in the Modoc National Forest.[1] The fire was one of many fires that was started on July 30 during a lightning storm.[2][3]


On July 31, a United States Forest Service member from South Dakota died of carbon monoxide poisoning while battling the fire.[4] David Ruhl, a captain with South Dakota's Black Hills National Forest, had vanished the night before.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Frog Fire". InciWeb. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Mad River Complex Fire". InciWeb. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Humboldt Lightning Fires". CAL FIRE. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  4. ^ Locke, Cathy (4 August 2015). "Firefighter at Frog fire died of carbon monoxide poisoning, smoke inhalation, autopsy shows". Sacramento Bee. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Wildfires kill firefighter, force hundreds to flee homes". CBS News. 1 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.