Lane Fire

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Lane Fire
Location Paynes Creek, California, United States
Coordinates 40°21′02″N 121°46′43″W / 40.35068°N 121.77867°W / 40.35068; -121.77867Coordinates: 40°21′02″N 121°46′43″W / 40.35068°N 121.77867°W / 40.35068; -121.77867
Date(s) June 23, 2018 (2018-06-23) – July 4, 2018 (2018-07-04)
Burned area 3,716 acres (15 km2)
Cause Unknown
Non-fatal injuries 1
Lane Fire is located in California
Lane Fire
Location of fire in California.

The Lane Fire was a wildfire in Paynes Creek, California in the United States. The fire started on June 23, 2018 and burned a total of 3,716 acres (15 km2), before it was contained on July 4. During its height, the fire threatened 200 structures.


The Lane Fire was reported around 11:35 A.M. PDT on June 23, 2018, just off Highway 36 in Paynes Creek, California. By the next day, the fire had burned a total of 3,000 acres (12 km2).[1] Power was intentionally shut off by Pacific Gas & Electric. The evacuation center at Mineral Elementary School was moved to Red Bluff Community Center due to expanded evacuations, which in the evening totaled 200 individuals.[2]

All evacuation orders were lifted on July 1. On July 2, the fire had burned 3,716 acres (15 km2). Only July 4, the Lane Fire was fully contained, with no further increases in size.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Lane Fire". CalFire. State of California. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b Fanghella, Courtney Kreider, Vince. "Update on the fires threatening Tehama County homes". KRCR. Retrieved 24 June 2018.