Soup Complex

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Soup Complex

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Approximate Location

41.287 latitude, -120.325 longitude

Incident Overview

Soup Complex Public Information Map 9/24/16

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On September 30, at 8:00 a.m. the Soup Complex was transferred to a Type 4 command structure.

The Soup complex is currently 2,652 acres and 64% contained.

Crews will continue mop-up operations to the extent needed to secure fire lines, reduce the threat of any escape, and continue repairing impacts from fire suppression activities. The fire will continue to burn, most likely until season ending rain or snow events occur.

Folks are encouraged to check with the Modoc National Forest 530-233-5811 for further fire information.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseSuspected Arson
Date of OriginSaturday September 17th, 2016 approx. 04:19 PM
LocationSouth Warner Mountains near Soup Springs Campground, 16 miles NE of Likely, CA
Incident CommanderModoc National Forest
Incident DescriptionComplex

Current Situation

Total Personnel30
Size2,652 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber, brush, grass

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior: smoldering and creeping with isolated pockets of fuel actively burning in the interior of the fire


Planned Actions

Hold and improve lines, continue mop-up on all divisions of Soup 2 as appropriate. Continue suppression repair on all divisions and fires as appropriate. Demobilization of excess resources continues.

Projected Incident Activity

Overall fire growth is expected to be restricted. However, isolated pockets of fuel will continue to burn in the interior of the fire.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Strong winds are predicted for Friday but temperatures will begin to drop. Chance of rain and snow starting Sunday through Monday.

Unit Information

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Modoc National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
800 W. 12th St Alturas California 96101
Alturas, CA 96101

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