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COLEMAN NFH: Motion Fire Threatens Livingston Stone National Fish Hatchery in Northern California
Region 8, July 9, 2008
Residence at Livingston Stone NFH in lower right corner of photo taken July 3. (USFWS Photo: Scott Hamelberg)
Residence at Livingston Stone NFH in lower right corner of photo taken July 3. (USFWS Photo: Scott Hamelberg) - Photo Credit: n/a
Smoke rises from behind tanks and buildings at Livingston Stone NFH July 2. (USFWS Photo: John Reuth)
Smoke rises from behind tanks and buildings at Livingston Stone NFH July 2. (USFWS Photo: John Reuth) - Photo Credit: n/a
Livingston Stone NFH at lower right on July 3. (USFWS Photo: Scott Hamelberg)
Livingston Stone NFH at lower right on July 3. (USFWS Photo: Scott Hamelberg) - Photo Credit: n/a

Scott Hamelberg, Coleman NFH:
Sparked by lighting strikes June 26, the Motion fire in the North Central Valley of California has burned more than 17,000 acres. Defense of Shasta Dam infrastructure and keeping the fire confined to the west side of Keswick reservoir remains a high priority for fire crews.  The fire moved close to the Livingston Stone NFH (which is located just below Shasta Dam), on Wednesday July 2nd and Thursday July 3rd.  The Livingston Stone NFH is part of the Coleman NFH Complex and rears listed winter Chinook salmon and delta smelt.

The Motion, Moon and Deerlick fires are part of the Shasta-Trinity Lightning Complex under Cal Fire’s responsibility. This complex consists of 158 fires, with 112 contained, 43 that have merged with other fires and the three active blazes. A total of 55,177 acres have burned as of July 9th and the fire complex is only 50 percent contained.  Despite the previous proximity of the fire to the hatchery and the residence at the hatchery, no damage was sustained, and no additional risk is expected.

Contact Info: Scott Flaherty, , Scott_Flaherty@fws.gov