Coffee Fire

Shasta County Last Update: Sunday, August 31, 2014 3:48 p.m. PDT

Acres burned
Jul 30
Started (2014)
Coffee Fire
Location of
East Fork of the Coffee Creek Drainage
Structures Destroyed

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August 10, 2014 1:27 p.m. PDT

Operational focus today is the south end of the fire. Most of the heavy fuels along Coffee Creek Road have burned down and the amount of burning materials rolling onto the road has decreased. However, this material still poses some threat to the line so firefighters are working to improve the fire line along the North and East Forks. Crews continue to mop up along the roadside. Today is a critical fire weather day. Thunderstorms with dry lightning are expected to move into the area beginning late this morning. These storms have a 60% chance of impacting the fire area directly. With this threat, groups of firefighters will be staged in a position to quickly attack any new starts or escapes near the Coffee Fire. Winds are predicted to pick up today. Gusty winds will fan materials that continue to burn in an area deep in the interior. These areas of unburned vegetation within the perimeter are referred to as islands. The islands burning today produced a large amount of smoke but did not pose a threat to the control lines.

August 9, 2014 2:29 p.m. PDT

Active firing of the burn operation has ceased. The fire is now backing slowly toward Coffee Creek Road. Coffee Creek Road is open. Traffic is being controlled and a pilot car is escorting vehicles through the fire area. Fire apparatus will be working day and night on the road. There is the potential for rolling material to impact the road. As mop-up operations start today on the south end, firefighters are working to locate and extinguish hot spots near the line. With the completion of burning, crews are now focused on building fire line directly at the fire’s edge around the entire perimeter of the fire. Hand crews from as far off as Florida and North Carolina have arrived at the fire. A small fire was discovered in the area of Sugar Pine Lake. This was immediately attacked from the air with several loads of water. A crew was flown into the area to contain and mop it up. The crew remained at the site overnight to monitor. Final size was approximately ¼ of an acre.

August 3, 2014 3:27 p.m. PDT

Significant growth on all flanks fo fire except for the East Fork of Coffee Creek. Moderate to rapid rates of spread due to roll out, numerous snags and short range spotting. Fire is actively burning through all fuel types. Natural barriers are not completely reliable to hold fire.

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