Officials Monitoring Lightning-Ignited Wildfire in Lassen Volcanic National Park

The Red Fire in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Photo by National Park Service.

A lightning bolt has ignited a small fire in the Lassen Volcanic Wilderness, bringing concerned eyes to the park as it manages the flames in high heat and low humidity.

The Red Fire is located in a remote area near Red Cinder Cone along the eastern border of the park. Currently, the fire sits at only 1/4 of an acre, and Park Fire Management is working in close communication with Lassen National Forest, which manages the nearby Caribou Wilderness.

The fire is currently burning at low-intensity with minimal fire behavior and smoke output. Any change in strategy or significant variation in fire behavior will be posted to Due to its small size, the Red Fire is not listed on Inciweb.

We will continue to monitor the situation.

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