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Route Complex

Unit Information

Six Rivers National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
118 Fortuna Blvd. Fortuna California 95540
Eureka, CA 95501

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday July 30th, 2015 approx. 06:00 PM
LocationMad River, Dinsmore, Hyampom California
Incident CommanderQuentin Johnson - Northern Arizona Type III Incident Management Team
Incident DescriptionLightning Fires
Coordinates40.642 latitude, -123.586 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel334
Size35,675 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateThursday October 01st, 2015 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory), Tall Grass (2.5 feet), Chaparral (6 feet). Larger fuels (100 and 1000 hours) continue to dry due to the current hot and dry pattern..

Significant Events

Firefighters continued to patrol the fire perimeter, as well as removing all supplies from the fireline.


Planned Actions

Patrol and repair operations are continuing.

Projected Incident Activity

Mop up/back haul operations, and fire line suppression and repair will continue.


The Route Complex consists of the Buck Fire and the Johnson Fire.

Total complex area on the Six Rivers National Forest is 18,446 acres and the total complex area on the Shasta-Trinity

National Forest is 17,094 acres. Additionally, within the Route Complex, there are 134 acres of "Other" lands outside

National Forest boundaries.

The total acreage for the Route Complex is:

Buck: 1,668

Johnson: 34,007

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 follow the BAER Team link on the right side of the page.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Cooler temperatures will continue for the next two days as a weak trough moves through the northwestern portion of California. With the cooling trend will also come higher humidity and stronger winds across the ridges. Normal seasonal conditions should arrive by the beginning of next week.