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8/10/2017 - Modoc July Complex Fire Update
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Lightning activity caused 104 wildfires on the Modoc National Forest beginning July 23, 2017.
A Type II incident management team was ordered and assumed command at 6pm on July 25.
On July 31, California Interagency Incident Management Team 4 assumed command of the fire.
On August 8, lightning struck 66 times over Modoc County, causing 12 new lightning fires, the largest being the Chalk Fire at 108 acres, which crews continue to work.
The Modoc July Complex is now 91% contained and at 83,109 acres.
The Cove Fire is 100% contained while the Steele fire is at 91%.
To date, there have been no structures destroyed.
Suppression repair crews continue to mop up and repair containment lines.
Thunderstorms and lightning are still a concern, and dissipating by Thursday.
However, with incoming higher temperatures and lower humidity levels, it could make holdover fires become active.
Firefighters remain alert and ready with initial attack crews staged.
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