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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|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday July 31st, 2015 approx. 09:00 PM|
|Location||Gasquet Ranger District|
|Incident Commander||Mike Frederick Six Rivers National Forest|
|Incident Description||Multiple Ignited Lightning Fires Within The Gasquet Ranger District|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||68%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday October 15th, 2015 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber(Litter and Understory), Brush (2 feet), Short Grass (1 foot)
Areas of smoke will continue to be visible until a season-ending weather pattern is established.
Suppression repair work is continuing. Crews will continue to patrol and monitor.
The fire is currently in patrol status. Fire repair work is nearing completion.
Monitor fire edge. Suppression repair work is nearly complete. Full containment is not likely until a season ending weather pattern.
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.
Incident Size Containment
Bear 11,619 acres 62%
Peak 12,166 acres 14%
Coon 5,679 acres 100%
Feeder 897 Acres 100%
A front is predicted to be moving over the fire area today. Little to no precipitation is expected over the next couple of days.