Six Rivers National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
118 Fortuna Blvd. Fortuna California 95540
Eureka, CA 95501
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday July 30th, 2015 approx. 04:00 PM|
|Location||Ruth Lake and Mad River communities.|
|Incident Commander||Shannon Prather - Type 3 Incident Management Team|
|Incident Description||Lightning Fires|
|Coordinates||40.335 latitude, -123.383 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday September 03rd, 2015 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (litter and understory),tall grass (2.5 ft), chaparral (6 ft).
There was minimal fire behavior observed with small pockets of heat well interior of the control lines. Firefighters are working to rehab and patrol existing firelines.
All Stage 1 fire-suppression repair should be complete by next week. Firefighters are working on Stage 2 fire-suppression repair on the south side of the Lassic Fire.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Firefighters will continue to patrol the fires and mop up were there are interior pockets of heat. Crews will continue suppression repair in priority areas.
Management of Mad River and Route complexes merged in late August. This is a combined report for both complexes.
All fires on the two complexes are 100 percent contained and in patrol status: Johnson (34,005 acres), Gobbler (8,279 acres), Pickett (10,985 acres), Buck (1,669 acres) and Lassic (18,198 acres). Although all these fires are fully contained, there are still areas within the containment lines that are still burning. These areas will continue to burn and put up smoke until a season-ending rain/snow event.
A Burned Area Emergency Response Team, or BAER Team, has been assigned to the complex and will be assessing the fire area for damage to the ecosystem and forest infrastructure. For more information, please click on the BAER Team link on the right side of the page.
Warming and drying trend predicted for the coming week.