Klamath National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1711 S. Main St.
Yreka, CA 96097
Island Fire Update for and August 6 and 7
Fort Jones, CA – August 6, 2017 – Fire activity on the Island Fire has been minimal in the past few days. The fire, which is located deep in the Marble Mountain Wilderness, has been slowly spreading up the North Fork Salmon River drainage in a west/southwest direction since being ignited by lightning on June 26. The fire is about 1,468 acres.
In the next few days the fire area has a high probability of thunderstorm activity. The fire may become more active from gusty winds, or less active because of localized rain. In addition to monitoring by on-site firefighters, fire activity has been monitored by images from an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). The UAS (drone) also assisted in mapping the fire’s perimeter. A daily Air Quality Report is posted on the Island Fire Inciweb page. Nearby fires along the Highway 96 corridor are contributing most of the smoke emissions that have been affecting local communities. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is open through the Marble Mountain Wilderness, however all or portions of the Lake of the Island Trail, Abbott Lake Trail, No. Fork Salmon Trail, and Upper Abbotts Trail are closed to the public due to fire activity. Please refer to Klamath National Forest Order #17-05-788 and closure map for specific information (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5304/). The Klamath National Forest issued a fire restrictions order which is posted at https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/klamath/alerts-notices . Open fires, including campfires, barbeques and portable stoves on federal lands are permitted only in designed sites listed in the Order, and in wilderness areas with a valid California campfire permit.
Additional information about the Island Fire is available on the U.S. Forest Service – Klamath National Forest Facebook page and from the Salmon/Scott River Ranger District Fire Information line at (530) 468-1252 or by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.