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Route Complex

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Six Rivers National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
118 Fortuna Blvd. Fortuna California 95540
Eureka, CA 95501

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Update:Route & Mad River Complex 8-28-15

Route Complex Wildfire
News – 8/28/2015


  • The Route Complex (Johnson and Buck Fires) is 35,764 acres, 93% contained.
  • The Mad River Complex (Lassic, Pickett and Gobbler Fires) is 37,278 acres, 88% contained.
  • Today is a transition day between Turman’s Northern Rockies IMT and Youngs North California #2 IMT.
  • Retardant was used yesterday in support of burn preparations on the south end of the Lassic Fire.
  • A Black Hawk helicopter will be stationed at Dinsmore helibase starting today.
  • A cooling trend is setting in which will bring higher relative humilities.

Lassic Fire (16,791 acres, 39 % contained) There was a 10 acre spot yesterday near DP48 between the river and the road. Night crews contained the perimeter although there is a lot of heat interior to the perimeter. This spot will be a priority today. Dry fuels and wind are a fire behavior concern. Burn preparation took place on the south side of the Lassic Fire if the need arises, in the meantime crews continue to mop up and patrol. The west side of the fire is holding, the line has become contained increasing the percent contained figures for the fire. The Gobbler and the Pickett are in patrol status. Crews will continue structure protection in the Rutledge area.

Johnson Fire (33,782 acres, 71% contained) The east side of the Johnson Fire had suppression repair, mop up and hose pulled yesterday. The south end of the fire is anticipated to be active again while crews clean up small spots today and an irregular fire edge. Much of the fire line is anticipated to be declared contained as of this morning.

Pickett Fire (10,985 acres, 90% contained)Crews are hauling out fire hose and equipment as mop up continues. They are engaging in suppression repair for watershed protection in the Ruth Lake area.

Buck Fire (1,669 acres, 100% contained)

Gobbler Fire (8,279 acres, 100% contained)

Road Closures

  • Forest Route 1: closed five miles north of Highway 36 at Forest Road (FR) 2N12 north to FR 4N18.

Forest Closures

  • Portions of the Shasta-Trinity and Six Rivers National Forests are closed to public use due to fire activity. Go to the individual forest websites for details.


  • Mandatory evacuation: Rutledge area residents along FR 1S14, which is west of the Van Duzen Road off FR 1S07.
  • Residents in the Forest Glen continue to be under an evacuation advisory.
  • Voluntary evacuation: Swayback Ridge residents on the Lassic Fire.