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River Complex 2021

Unit Information

Klamath National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1711 S. Main St
Yreka, CA 96097

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                                                                             River Complex Fire Summary

Etna, CA- The River Complex Fire is comprised of the Haystack, Summer and Cornan fires located on both the Klamath National Forest, and the Shasta- Trinity National Forest. The incident started July 30, 2021 by multiple lightning fires. The Cronan fire is 100% contained and is in patrol status. The complex is currently being managed by the California Interagency Incident Management Team 15.  
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Forest Closures:  Shasta-Trinity National Forest: 

Klamath National Forest:

Links:   Daily Smoke Report     |     Federal Aviation Flight Restrictions Map     

Facebook:  Klamath NF     |    Shasta-Trinity NF    |     Siskiyou County Sheriff     |     Trinity County OES      |     Trinity County Sheriff

Damage Assessment: For questions or information regarding the status of your property or for recovery assistance, call Trinity County Office of Emergency Services (OES) at 530-623-8223, call Siskiyou County Office of Emergency Services (OES) 530-841-2155.

Siskiyou County and 
Trinity County Evacuations: have been down graded to evacuation warnings.  Siskiyou County:     Trinity County:

Plan, Prepare, and Stay Aware: The geography, weather patterns and number of Wildland Urban Interface communities in California make it a state particularly threatened by devastating wildfire. As catastrophic wildfires continue to increase each year in California, make sure to protect yourself and your family – plan, prepare and stay aware. Property owners and residents in areas most at risk are encouraged to take the steps in CAL FIRE “Ready, Set, Go!” to be ready for wildfire.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday July 30th, 2021 approx. 02:30 PM
LocationSalmon Scott Ranger District
Incident CommanderTy Isbell
Incident DescriptionWildland Fire
Coordinates41.389 latitude, -123.057 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel25
Size199,343 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained92%
Fuels Involved

Live and dead fuels are improving with the recent precipitation events after being critically dry due to severe drought. 1000-hour dead fuel moisture is well below 10% and live fuels are below 100%. Overstory vegetation is mixed conifer and surface fuels include shrubs and grass - Scott and Burgan fuel models TL8, TU5, SH7 and GS2.

Significant Events

Fire was handed over to local district.


Planned Actions

Fire suppression repair continues.

Projected Incident Activity


For more information please check "River Complex Post-Fire BAER"

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Rain is expected