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South Complex

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

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SOUTH COMPLEX September 10, 2015, 8 AM Update

South Complex Wildfire
News – 9/10/2015

Total Acres: 29,405 Percent Contained: 89%
Castle: 15,390 Pattison: 13,667 York: 316 Cause: Lightning
Date Started: August 1, 2015
Structures Destroyed: 3


Crews: 4 Dozers: 7
Engines: 15 Water Tenders: 6
Helicopters: 2 Total Resources: 282
Firefighters Injuries to Date: 3

Public meetings are scheduled for the Fork and South Complex for today, Thursday September 10th. Fork Complex is being held at the Trinity County Fairgrounds Dining Hall (yellow building) Hayfork, at 7:00 p.m. South Complex will be at the Hyampom Volunteer Fire Department at 4:00. Both will be updates on fire status, suppression repair and Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER).
Current fire situation: Today, crews will continue to patrol and hold existing control lines and Stage 1 suppression repair on the Castle Fire. On the Pattison Fire, Stage 1 suppression repair continues along with patrol and hold existing control line. Gates Creek and West Fork Miners Creek will be monitored for hot spots. York, Hidden and Springer fires are being monitored. There are approximately 132.4 miles of fire line with 6.7 miles remaining for repair, 9.0 miles of line in progress, 7.9 miles pending approval and 108.8 miles approved and completed. Yesterday on the West side of the fire near Miller Ranch a flare up was extinguished by water drops. FORK COMPLEX: Today crews will be going around the perimeter of the complex checking and securing the lines.

Weather and Safety: Hot and dry conditions will persist for the remainder of the week. Temperatures in the lower valleys of 95 to 103 are likely with Humidity 6-12 %. The heat wave will reach its peak Friday with a gradual step down over the weekend. With the current above normal heating trend the public needs to be aware that interior smokes will continue to appear on all fires and will be visible from Hayfork to Hyampon and along various roads. Firefighters remain patrolling these areas and are taking action on any potential threats to the line. The public is still encouraged to use extreme caution driving, as heavy firefighting traffic and large equipment will remain in the area. For a high quality map showing the Fork, South, River, Route and Mad River complexes, visit:

Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team; For information on the BAER Team and their assessment of post-fire conditions on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest go to their InciWeb Page at:

A Forest Closure (Order No. 14-15-05) is currently in effect. The closure prohibits going into or being upon National Forest System lands or Forest Service roads within the Fork, South, Route and Mad River Complex Fire Closure Areas. Inquiries about the forest closure can be directed to the Shasta-Trinity National Forest at (530) 226-2500 or online at


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