Hirz Fire

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Hirz Fire
LocationShasta National Forest, California, United States
Coordinates40°53′28″N 122°13′41″W / 40.891°N 122.228°W / 40.891; -122.228Coordinates: 40°53′28″N 122°13′41″W / 40.891°N 122.228°W / 40.891; -122.228
Date(s)August 9, 2018 (2018-08-09) – September 12, 2018 (2018-09-12)
Burned area46,150 acres (187 km2)
Buildings destroyedNone
DeathsNone reported
Non-fatal injuriesNone reported
Hirz Fire is located in California
Hirz Fire
The fire's location in Northern California

The Hirz Fire was a wildfire that burned near Lakehead, California in the Shasta National Forest. The fire burned a total of 46,150 acres (187 km2), before it was fully contained on September 12. The fire was burning only a few miles from the enormous Carr Fire, the sixth-most destructive fire in California history.[1][2][3] On September 10, the growing Delta Fire burned into the western perimeter of the Hirz Fire.[4]


The fire began on August 9, 2018.

The fire continued to burn through August 2018. On August 13, 2018, the Hirz Fire had burned 4,404 acres (17.82 km2) and was 5% contained.

The Hirz Fire continued to grow in size, eventually reaching 46,150 acres (186.8 km2) by early September 2018. Afterward, fire growth stopped, while firefighters made significant progress on containing the fire. On September 10, the growing Delta Fire burned into the western perimeter of the Hirz Fire.[4] During the evening of September 12, the Hirz Fire was 100% contained, at 46,150 acres (186.8 km2).[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Hirz Fire Information - InciWeb the Incident Information System". inciweb.nwcg.gov. September 11, 2018. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  2. ^ Watkins-Bennett, Linda (August 13, 2018). "HIRZ FIRE BURNING NEAR SHASTA LAKE". Action News Now. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  3. ^ Woods, Allison; Schack, Mindy (August 9, 2018). "Hirz Fire grows to 3,825 acres, containment still at five percent". KRCR TV. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Delta Fire". National Wildfire Coordinating Group. September 12, 2018. Retrieved September 13, 2018.