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Yeti and Alex Fires

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Unit Information

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

Yeti and Alex AM Update August 15, 2022

Yeti and Alex Fires
Announcement - 08/16/2022

 

Summary

On Sunday August 14th, the Klamath National Forest Incident Management, Type 3 Team, assumed command of the Yeti Fire Complex. Yeti: The Yeti Fire has remained within containment lines for multiple days now. Crews are remaining vigilant for any roll out, especially on the steep slope above Highway 96. They continue to mop up as deeply as they can safely to ensure continued containment. Repair work continues as crews work to put erosion mitigation measures in place. Residents and visitors can expect to see isolated areas of smoke and heat through the next few weeks as unburned pockets of vegetation continue to smolder. An area closure is in place for public safety within the fire area. Alex: The Alex Fire is 100% contained but will be patrolled regularly.

Motorists are reminded that there is still a potential for heavy smoke along the Highway 96 corridor and to be aware of firefighting equipment, personnel, and wildlife.

Weather: With high pressure building, a warming and drying trend will continue into the weekend. Smoke from down river fires will likely impact the area in the afternoon. Evacuations and closures: No evacuation orders or warnings are in place associated with the Yeti Fire. For information on evacuations, please visit https://community.zonehaven.com/. To sign up for alerts, please visit https://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/emergencyservices/page/codered-emergency-alert. For Highway 96 road conditions, please visit https://roads.dot.ca.gov/.