Lake Shastina Fire, as well as the entire Lake Shastina community, had their hands full with the Lava Fire.
From June 28th-July 2nd, Lake Shastina and surrounding areas were evacuated due to the fire. On the 2nd, the order was lifted and residents of Lake Shastina were able to return to their homes. The Lava Fire continued to burn, and readers can visit our Lava Fire master post here.
For July, LSFD responded to a total of 31 calls of service, including:
- 25 medical emergencies
- 2 possible fires, false alarms
- 1 vegetation fire
- 1 debris fire
- 1 traffic collision
- 1 public assist
During July, OES Engine 8331 was called to a task force to assist with the Bootleg Fire up in Oregon. This is the first time LSFD has fought fire out of the state. With a fully staffed engine out, other LSFD firefighters provided station coverage and assisted with repopulating Lake Shastina.
For August, LSFD responded to a total of 40 calls of service, including:
- 27 medical emergencies
- 11 public assists
- 2 vehicle collisions
Lake Shastina Fire has been providing engines to wildfire incidents across the north state. Back home, the station remains fully staffed.
OES Engine 8331 went through 3 crew rotations on the Dixie Fire and Caldor Fire before returning home after a total of 43 days out. 8331 was attached to Task Force 4803 that included Sacramento Metro Fire, Placer Hills Fire, Cosumnes Fire, and Mosquito Fire, a group that LSFD does not usually get to work with. The engine is currently back home, serving as Lake Shastina’s first out engine to local wildland incidents.
Engine 3118 spent 11 days on the Antelope Fire near Tennant. Engine 3118 served as the main pumping platform for a stretch of line that was nearly 3 miles long. After being released from the Antelope Fire, Engine 3118 was immediately assigned to cover the CalFire Weed station. Engine 3118 went directly to coverage at the station, responding to all calls in Weed and the surrounding area.
Engine 3112 was assigned to the River Complex in the Callahan area. Engine 3112 originally joined up with a local strike team to assist with the fire, and after the strike team broke up, Engine 3112 returned to the fire as a single resource. The engine’s main assignment has been structure protection. Engine 3112 and Engine 3118 remain on the River Complex.