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FINAL UPDATE River Complex September 23, 2015 8 AM

Incident: River Complex Wildfire
Released: 9/23/2015

River Complex September 23, 2015, 8 AM Update

FINAL UPDATE FROM THE RIVER COMPLEX

Date Started: July 30, 2015

Size of the complex: 77,077

Containment for the complex: 66%

Estimated Containment Date: October 1, 2015

Structures Damaged or Destroyed: 0

Total Personnel: 228

Resources: 2 crews, 2 helicopters, 8 engines, 1 water tender

THIS IS THE FINAL UPDATE ON THE RIVER COMPLEX. IF THERE IS A CHANGE IN FIRE ACTIVITY, PLEASE SEE INCIWEB FOR ANY UPDATES. THE PHONE NUMBER ABOVE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK. THANK YOU

Operations: Crews made excellent progress on suppression repair operations and removal of equipment and tools from the area yesterday. Firefighters continued hazard tree removal on Big Mountain Road, ensuring that the area will be safe for the public once firefighters depart. Crews will continue to patrol the fire looking for any areas of heat near the lines over the next few days.

Though activity on the fire has slowed, there are still many hazards in the area. The public is encouraged to check with local district offices, on websites or social media for information about current conditions before heading out to the woods. Closure Orders associated with the fire remain in effect.

The Incident Command Post will complete the move over to Lowden Park in Weaverville, CA today. The National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) Team that has been assisting with the fire departs today. The NIMO Team, and Incident Commander Bill Hahnenberg, extend a thank you to the community of Willow Creek, CA for their hospitality over the duration of this fire. A smaller, local Type 3 organization has command of the fire today and will manage it from Lowden Park.

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.

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 this update, click here: 9-23 Final Update

For a PDF of the Shasta Trinity Closure Map, click here: http://tinyurl.com/STNF-NEW-closure.

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