The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported Wednesday that 2,056 lightning strikes had been reported in a 24-hour period and started 71 fires.
At least two of those fires were in the Mendocino National Forest, including one approximately six miles east of Lake Pillsbury in the Snow Mountain Wilderness called the Skeleton Fire.
The second one is called the Slides 2 Fire on the Upper Lake district, approximately four miles west of Lake Pillsbury.
According to Cal Fire, there was a third fire sparked Tuesday in the MNF as well.
The other fires reported by Cal Fire as being part of the Northern Region Lightning Incident are:
• Fourteen new fires for the Cal Fire Lassen Modoc Unit for a total of 44 fires, with the largest being 20 acres with only 10-percent containment; another three new fires with 100-percent containment.
• One new fire for the Cal Fire Shasta-Trinity Unit.
• Eleven new fires in the Plumas National Forest.
• Two new fires in the El Dorado National Forest.
• Eight new fires in Tahoe National Forest, all less than one acre.
• Eleven new fires in the Shasta Trinity National Forest.
• Ten new fires in the Lassen National Forest, a total of 37 fires, all less than one acre
• Five new fires in the Northern California District of the Bureau of Land Management for a total of 13 fires, all less than one acre.
• Three new fires in the Klamath National Forest.
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