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Fire Crews Respond To Vegetation Fire in Susan River Canyon

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Smoke from the vegetation fire in the Susan River canyon could be seen from downtown Susanville Wednesday afternoon.

A vegetation fire, the cause of which is still under investigation, burned just west of Hobo Camp in the Susan River canyon late Wednesday afternoon, underscoring dry conditions here in Lassen County.

According to Lassen’s Office of Emergency Services Chief Eric Ewing the fire burned between one and two acres in vegetation along the north side of the river and the Bizz Johnson Trail.

As of 5:00p.m. firefighters had hose line around the fire and the threat to the city’s water lines leading from Cady Springs had been mitigated.

Agencies responding to the blaze included Standish/Litchfield Fire, Cal-Fire, Susan River FPD, the City of Susanville, Bureau of Land Management, the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office and Lassen OES.

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11 Responses to Fire Crews Respond To Vegetation Fire in Susan River Canyon

  1. Kelly Kennemore

    Kelly Kennemore

    Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at 12:43 am

    And Standish Litchfeild fire dept also was there


      Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at 7:26 am

      Hi Kelly! I just went and added Standish/Litchfield Fire to the story. 🙂 -Jeremy

  2. Cody Kennemore

    Cody Kennemore

    Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Kelly Kennemore lol apparently we didn’t go to this fire.


      Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at 7:29 am

      Hi Cody! I just added you to the story. 🙂 -Jeremy

  3. Teri Pheneger

    Teri Pheneger

    Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at 6:23 pm


  4. Lysa Rogers

    Lysa Rogers

    Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at 5:57 pm


    • Sonya Dixon

      Sonya Dixon

      Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at 6:03 pm


  5. Chris Sullivan

    Chris Sullivan

    Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at 5:55 pm


  6. Robert Painter

    Robert Painter

    Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Pretty early for vegetation fires!

  7. Melissa Chandler

    Melissa Chandler

    Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Matt Cacey Smith here’s your fire info!

  8. Michael Justice

    Michael Justice

    Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    It sure looked a lot bigger than 1-2 acres. We watched the smoke column as we drove home from Reno. Thought we saw air support. – khj

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