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Gasquet Complex

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INCIDENT UPDATED 9/27/2015

Approximate Location

41.846 latitude, -123.969 longitude

Incident Overview

Heavy helicopter dipping in river

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Closures remain in effect for the Gasquet Complex for public and firefighter safety, including areas around the Coon, Feeder, Peak, and Bear fires. A detailed map and description of the closed area is available at the Klamath National Forest office in Yreka, CA, as well as online at: Gasquet Complex Fire Emergency Closure Order 10-15-08 link, http://1.usa.gov/1OcpkgK.

Although chance of continued fire spread has decreased, firefighter and public safety remain the number one objective.

Isolated pockets of dead fuel continue to smolder at slow rates in the interior. Crews will continue to implement fire suppression repair plans and monitor the fires edges. While diminishing, smoke from isolated burning stumps and smoldering vegetation inside the perimeter is still visible and could likely be seen until a season ending weather pattern is established.

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginFriday July 31st, 2015 approx. 09:00 PM
LocationGasquet Ranger District
Incident CommanderMike Frederick Six Rivers National Forest
Incident DescriptionMultiple Ignited Lightning Fires Within The Gasquet Ranger District

Current Situation

Total Personnel79
Size30,361 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained68%
Estimated Containment DateThursday October 15th, 2015 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber(Litter and Understory), Brush (2 feet), Short Grass (1 foot)

Significant Events

Areas of smoke will continue to be visible until a season-ending weather pattern is established.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Bear Fire:

Suppression repair work is continuing. Crews will continue to patrol and monitor.

Coon Fire:

The fire is currently in patrol status. Fire repair work is nearing completion.

Peak Fire:

Monitor fire edge. Suppression repair work is nearly complete. Full containment is not likely until a season ending weather pattern.

Feeder Fire:

The Feeder Fire is in patrol status.

Projected Incident Activity

Suppression repair work continues and is anticipated to be completed by early in the week. Crews will continue to patrol and monitor the fire edge.

Remarks

Incident Size Containment

Bear 11,619 acres 62%

Peak 12,166 acres 14%

Coon 5,679 acres 100%

Feeder 897 Acres 100%

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A front is predicted to be moving over the fire area today. Little to no precipitation is expected over the next couple of days.

Unit Information

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Six Rivers National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1330 Bayshore Way
Eureka, CA 95501
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