A mapping flight Saturday night showed that most of the growth of the Caldwell Fire Saturday was on the northeast and west sides. It expanded by 1,265 acres to bring the total to 13,125 acres.
The forecast for Sunday is for 91 degrees, 14 percent relative humidity, and 5 to 8 mph west winds in the afternoon along with isolated showers and thunderstorms.
A Red Flag Warning is in effect for the fire area Monday for abundant lightning and dry fuels.
Originally published at 8:47 p.m. PDT July 25, 2020
The Caldwell Fire in northeast California has been very active for the last two days, growing to 11,860 acres by Saturday morning and was particularly active on the northeast side Saturday. Firefighters are constructing both direct and indirect control lines to limit fire spread using existing road and trail systems. They will work from the Lava Beds National Monument Visitor Center southwest and from the 10 Road going back west toward the lava fields.
The Caldwell Fire is on the Modoc/Siskiyou county line southeast of Lava Beds National Monument and 37 miles southeast of Klamath Falls, Oregon.