Mendocino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
825 N. Humboldt Ave.
Willows, CA 95988
The August Complex is 1,032,648 acres and 93% contained. The fires within the Complex ignited August 16 and 17, 2020.
Due to the Complex’s size, the incident is broken into two zones: The Great Basin Team 1 (Kuo) is in the North Zone, and Incident Management Organization (Coots) is in the South Zone.
In the interest of the safety of firefighters and visitors to the national forests in the Pacific Southwest Region, fire restrictions are extended to October 30 to prevent further fires from being started and overtaxing the resources of those fighting existing wildfires.
Fire Area Closures remain in effect:
Private properties accessed via a Forest System road may require a permit from the USDA Forest Service. Please contact the appropriate National Forest office for more information. Hunting and recreation are prohibited within the August Complex Closure area.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Monday August 17th, 2020 approx. 11:00 AM|
|Location||Mendocino, Shasta-Trinity and Six Rivers National Forests|
|Incident Commander||GB Team 1/Coots IC|
|Coordinates||39.659 latitude, -122.809 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||93%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday November 15th, 2020 approx. 06:00 AM|
Tall Grass - 2.5 feet
Chaparral - 6 Feet
Timber - litter and understory
Surface fire, creeping, and smoldering were observed. Fire activity was limited to consumption of heavy fuel and duff within the fire perimeter.
North Zone: Monitor by aviation and continue to secure fire in the Bradburn Creek area. Suppression repair work is ongoing on Green Mountain and east to Ruth Lake. All other areas in the branch are being patrolled. Crews have completed 50% of the priority work in the Mad River municipal watershed, and resources are beginning repair in the South Fork Trinity River municipal watershed. Resources continue to mop-up and secure line at Irish Mountain west to Bear Wallow using hose and rotor wing support. Night Operations will patrol major roadways, mostly in the Ruth Lake area.
South Zone: Monitor through EGP website. Minor suppression repair will occur and demobilization of resources.
|Projected Incident Activity|
North Zone: Fire activity will be limited to current fire perimeter. Red Flag warning may increase some activity
within the perimeter.
South Zone: Smoldering will continue in Hellhole Canyon. No perimeter growth expected.
Burned acreage as of 10/25/2020:
Six Rivers NF-162,201
Shasta Trinity NF-139,760
Red Flag Warning conditions will continue Monday. Winds
will decrease somewhat, but many areas will have humidity in the single digits. Temperatures will range 70 to 80 with a warm and dry boost by some downslope winds. Winds will be predominantly NE even in terrain, 6 to 12 mph. Ridgetop winds will be a little less strong, from the northeast at 15 mph, with gusts to 25 mph.