River Complex September 22, 2015 8 AM Update
Incident: River Complex Wildfire
Operations: Another day of favorable conditions has aided firefighters as they continue suppression repair operations. Monday, crews focused efforts around the Big Mountain Road area, removing downed and damaged trees that might pose a risk to the public or firefighters in the future. The River Complex Incident Commander trainee, Donovan Lee, was able to fly over the fire Monday afternoon and noted only light smoke visible west of the French Creek area. The Air Operations team successfully relocated the River Complex Helibase on Monday to the Weaverville Airport. Helicopters will continue to be available to the fire, supporting with reconnaissance, responding to medical calls and bucket work over hotspots if necessary.Tuesday, crews will continue suppression repair efforts, focusing on completing work in the Big Mountain Road area. Resources will also continue retrieving equipment, like hose, pumps and fittings that remain out on the fire line. When those items will be are returned to camp, where they will be cleaned and ultimately returned to the supply cache to be made available for future incidents. The River Complex Incident Command Post is on track to complete the move from Willow Creek, CA to Lowden Park in Weaverville, CA on Wednesday afternoon. The Incident Management Team extends a thank you to the community of Willow Creek for their hospitality over the duration of this fire. Weather and Fire Behavior: Weather conditions will continue to be hot and dry today, with temperatures ranging from 74 to 84 degrees. Later in the week, an upper level trough will bring cooler temperatures and a slight chance of rain beginning on Thursday evening.
Social Media: The River Complex has been active on social media and would like to encourage you to check out the Shasta Trinity National Forest on Facebook at www.facebook.com/USFSShastaTrinityNF and on Twitter and Periscope by searching for @ShastaTrinityNF. Periscope is a relatively new application of Twitter, to learn more and to view the River Complex live broadcasts, download the app here: www.periscope.tv Forest Closures and Restrictions: The closure areas associated with the recent fire activity on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest (NF) in Trinity County have been reduced in size, but remain in place. For a PDF of the new Shasta Trinity Closure Map, click here: http://tinyurl.com/STNF-NEW-closure. For a PDF of this update, click here: http://tinyurl.com/9-22-AM-Update USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.