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Nickowitz News Release

Nickowitz Fire Update 9/23/15

Incident: Nickowitz Wildfire
Released: 9/23/2015

Orleans Ranger District: Yesterday, the Nickowitz Fire containment and acreage stayed the same—7,509 acres burned and 93 percent containment. Four engines were released from the incident, dropping the number of personnel to 44.

Firefighters are looking at containment options along Barren Ridge. Additional heavy equipment has arrived on the incident to work on Stage 2 repair, which includes piling and stacking brush along firelines. Although fire behavior is minimal, the risk of fire weakened trees, rolling rocks, and heavy equipment operations still exist.

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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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