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
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.
A temporary flight restriction is in effect over the Young Fire.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Monday August 07th, 2017 approx. 05:45 PM|
|Location||Siskiyou Wilderness, Six Rivers National Forest|
|Incident Commander||Dale Middleton, Type 3 IC, Gasquet Ranger District|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday October 15th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber and brush
Yesterday, west winds increased and the inversion lifted, resulting in a slight increase in fire behavior.
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