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Fork Complex Update 8/25/15

Incident: Fork Complex Wildfire
Released: 8/25/2015

Fork Complex Morning Update

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Date Started: July 30, 2015 Cause: Lightning Size: 36,499 acres Containment: 87%

Structures Destroyed: Residences 8, other buildings 4 Firefighter injuries to date: 12

Total Personnel: 807

Fire Resources: 16 crews, 3 helicopters, 57 engines, 14 bulldozers, 30 water tenders

This will be the last Morning Update from the Fork Complex. We will continue to provide updates and information at

Current Fire Situation:

Fire activity on the Fork Complex continues to decrease as containment increases. Firefighting efforts are concentrated in the Chanchelulla Wilderness area. Firefighters increased containment lines within the Wilderness using Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics (MIST). Suppression repair has been initiated for most of the fires.

Skies will be mostly clear again today. Some smoke may be visible, as pockets of unburned fuels within the containment areas burn out. Crews will continue to patrol and mop up along containment lines.

As many evacuations and road closures end, people returning to these areas are urged to be cautious. There is still a lot of fire equipment on roadways and there may be rocks and other hazards on the roads.

For a high quality map showing the Fork, South, River, Route, and Mad River complexes, visit:

Forest Closure Order #14-15-05 prohibits the public from going into or on National Forest System lands within the Fork Complex. Inquiries about the forest closure can be directed to the Shasta-Trinity National Forest at (530) 226-2500.

Evacuations and Road Closures:

For a complete list of evacuation and road closure information, visit:

Air Quality and Smoke Information:

Detailed air quality and smoke information is available at: or


Unit Information

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Shasta-Trinity National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002

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