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Yeti and Alex Fires

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1711 S. Main St 
Yreka, 
96097 
1711 S. Main St 
Yreka, 
96097 

Incident Contacts

  • Klamath National Forest
    Phone:
    530-842-6131
    Hours:
    Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Update
Released: 08/16/2022
 On Sunday August 14th, the Klamath National Forest Incident Management, Type 3 Team, assumed command of the Yeti Fire Complex.
Summary  Yeti: The Yeti Fire remains within containment lines. Patrols are continuing, especially along Highway 96, as isolated heat sources (rolling logs, blowing debris) smolder and ignite, causing small uphill runs and visible smoke. Firefighters are watching carefully and actively engaging if there are threats to containment. This is likely to continue into the coming weeks. On August 14,2022, at 0700 ,The Klamath National Forest Type 3 Team assumed command of the Yeti Complex. Alex:
 FireHeavy fuels from the Yeti Fire continue to smolder. There is an active fire near Scott Bar. With hotter, drier weather the fires in the SRF Lightning Complex are expected to be more active today. As conditions allow, firing operations are planned to continue for the SRF Lightning Complex, in order to limit fire spread and intensity. Smoke
Summary  
Fire Heavy fuels from the Yeti Fire continue to smolder. There is a new, active fire near Scott Bar. With hotter, drier weather the fires in the SRF Lightning Complex are expected to be more active today. As conditions allow, firing operations are planned for the SRF Lightning Complex in order to limit fire spread and intensity.Smoke 
Summary  Yeti: Minimal heat remains along the perimeter of the fire as crews continue to mop up and add depth to cool containment lines. Active overnight patrols encountered no issues on their final night shift. Today, firefighters will continue to seek out any lingering heat in stump holes and heavy logs that could threaten the lines, particularly along the fire’s southwest edge from the Four Corners intersection west along Joe Miles Ridge Road and down to the Klamath River.  
Fire Fire activity has greatly decreased over the Yeti Fire, but heavy fuels will continue to smolder for quite some time. The SRF Lightning Complex near Willow Creek continues to have active fire behavior. Smoke
Video explainer of aerial ignition“Plastic sphere dispenser” is one of the technical names for the machine used to execute strategic firing operations from helicopters. But everyone knows it as a ping pong ball machine. 
Summary   Yeti: Active overnight patrols throughout the fire area met no issues and the Yeti Fire remains 78% contained at 7,886 acres.  Firefighters are working to mop up what little heat remains near the line – primarily along the southern edge where Joe Miles Ridge Road was used as a fireline. Elsewhere, crews continue to monitor for any lingering heat that might threaten containment, but most heat sources detected by infrared flights are well interior.  
Summary  Yeti: Overnight patrols encountered no issues throughout the fire’s perimeter and containment on the Yeti Fire has increased to 78% with acres at 7,886. Today, crews will continue to mop up any remaining heat sources they can access safely with a major focus in the Four Corners area along the fire’s southern edge. Some pockets of heat remain along the Klamath River as well as large, heavy logs and jackpots of fuel that continue to smolder and produce smoke.