Klamath National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1809 Fairlane Road Yreka California 96097
Yreka, CA 96097
Island Fire Update for August 8 - 10
Fort Jones, CA – August 8, 2017 – Fire activity on the Island Fire has been minimal since the heat wave last week. 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.
Thunderstorm activity is possible in the fire area for the next few days. The fire may become more active from gusty winds, or less active because of localized rain. 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. Effective Tuesday the Island Fire is under management by the Scott/Salmon Ranger District of the Klamath National Forest. Fire staffing and public outreach will be consistent with the fire’s activity throughout the remainder of the summer.
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.