September 23, 2023

SUSANVILLE — U.S. Forest Service firefighters have contained a number of fires sparked by lightning strikes Tuesday within the Lassen and Plumas nationwide forests.

In Lassen Nationwide Forest, one fireplace measured one tenth of an acre within the Thousand Lakes Wilderness and one other fireplace measured eight acres close to the Philbrook Reservoir.

The eight-acre fireplace, designated because the L-1 fireplace, started Tuesday night and assets from the forest service and Cal Hearth-Butte County responded to the hearth.

Each of those fires are 100% contained and the primary has been managed, the forest service stated.