Parker 2 Fire

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Parker 2 Fire
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Parker 2 Fire on August 3, 2017
LocationModoc National Forest, California, United States
Coordinates41°27′58″N 120°19′16″W / 41.466°N 120.321°W / 41.466; -120.321Coordinates: 41°27′58″N 120°19′16″W / 41.466°N 120.321°W / 41.466; -120.321
Statistics[1]
Date(s)August 3, 2017 (2017-08-03) – August 28, 2017 (2017-08-28)
Burned area7,697 acres (31 km2)
Map
Parker 2 Fire is located in Northern California
Parker 2 Fire
Location of fire in California.

The Parker 2 Fire was a wildfire in the Modoc National Forest in Modoc County, California in the United States. The fire, which was reported on August 3, 2017, burned a total of 7,697 acres (31 km2). It was fully contained by August 28. The cause for the fire was lightning.

Events[edit]

The Parker 2 Fire was first reported on August 3 at 2:00 pm. The fire was started by lightning and was fueled by grass, brush and timber.[1] As of August 4, the fire grew to 1,500 acres (6 km2). As a result, the Parker Creek area of the Warner Mountains was closed.[2]

The fire was contained, as of August 28, burning a total of 7,697 acres (31 km2).[1]

Impact[edit]

The Middle Fork Parker Creek Bridge was damaged by the fire. A temporary, portable bridge was provided by the Shasta-Trinity National Forest until a permanent solution is finalized.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Parker 2 Fire". Parker 2 Fire. United States Forest Service. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  2. ^ "New emergency fire closures on the Modoc National Forest". Mount Shasta Herald. Retrieved 5 September 2017.