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Fire West of Mount Shasta, California

41.3N 122.3W

August 26th, 2009 Category: Fires, Volcanoes

Northern California, USA - August 25th, 2009

Northern California, USA - August 25th, 2009

A wildfire burning west of Mount Shasta, in northern California, releases a plume of smoke that is blowing in a north-northeasterly direction towards the Oregon border above.

The fire is located in Klamath National Forest, a 1,737,774-acre (2,715.27 sq mi, or 7,032.52 km²) national forest overwhelmingly located in Siskiyou County in northern California, but with a tiny extension (1.5 percent of the forest) into southern Jackson County in Oregon.

The forest contains continuous stands of ponderosa pine, Jeffrey pine, Douglas fir, red fir, white fir and incense cedar. Old growth forest is estimated to cover some 168,000 acres (680 km2) of the forest land.

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