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Six Rivers NF Fire Update: August 28, 2017
EUREKA, California, August 28, 2017 – Current fires and fire complexes on the Six Rivers National Forest include the Orleans Complex, consisting of 6 active fires, and the Young Fire. The western.. more


Approximate Location

41.853 latitude, -123.676 longitude

Incident Overview

Monday, August 28, 2017

The Young Fire (2,500 acres, 0 percent contained), in the Siskiyou Wilderness, is primarily on the Gasquet Ranger District (1,900 acres) but has now spread southeast onto the Klamath National Forest (600 acres).

The neighboring Eclipse Complex, on the Klamath National Forest, consists of the Oak, Cedar, and Four Mile Fires. Today at 6 p.m., when California Interagency Incident Management Team 1 assumes command of the Eclipse Complex, the Young Fire will become the fourth fire in the complex.

The Eclipse Complex's Oak Fire has advanced west, crossing the Six Rivers National Forest boundary. As of Monday morning, the fire had come close to the Siskiyou Wilderness boundary along the South Fork of the Smith River but had not crossed it. Information can be found on the Eclipse Complex's Inciweb page, in its daily update (August 28, 2017), or by calling 530-493-1520.

August 28, 2017, Air Quality PSA , Air Quality Advisory, and Smoke Report

A temporary flight restriction is in effect over the Young Fire.

NOTAM 7/5343

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday August 07th, 2017 approx. 05:45 PM
LocationSiskiyou Wilderness, Six Rivers National Forest
Incident CommanderDale Middleton, Type 3 IC, Gasquet Ranger District

Current Situation

Total Personnel103
Size2,500 Acres
Estimated Containment DateSunday October 15th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber and brush

Significant Events

Yesterday, west winds increased and the inversion lifted, resulting in a slight increase in fire behavior.


Planned Actions

Use the resources assigned to the incident to help slow the fire's northward spread. Start planning how to keep box in the northeast side that might come out of the wilderness. Prep the Ship Mountain road in anticipation of the Oak Fire(formerly Prescott Fire) crossing South Fork Smith River.

Projected Incident Activity

Expect up to 50 acres growth during the next 24 hours.


1900 acres on the Six Rivers National Forest.

600 acres on the Klamath National Forest

Unit Information

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

Incident Contact

Six Rivers PIO
Phone: 707-441-3673
Hours: 7 am - 7 pm

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