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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 Fires AM Update August 15, 2022

Yeti and Alex Fires
News - 08/16/2022

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:

The Alex Fire remains in patrol status. 
 
Weather: Weather again is predicted to trend warmer and drier, despite the cool start to the day. Relative humidity remains critically low. Smoke from down river fires may continue to impact the area in the afternoon. 
 
Evacuations and closures: No evacuation orders or warnings are in place due to 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/
 
Fire restrictions and an emergency fire area closure are in effect on the Klamath National Forest. For more information, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/klamath/alerts-notices/ Information about the McKinney Fire (east of the Yeti Fire along Highway 96) is available at inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8287/