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Orleans 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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Lightning Fire Update – August 10, 2017

Orleans Complex Wildfire
News – 8/10/2017

Lightning Fire Update – August 10, 2017

EUREKA, California, August 10, 2017 Lightning activity over the past week ignited a number of
wildfires in the Six Rivers National Forest, from the Gasquet Ranger District to the north and the Mad
River Ranger District to the south.

The Young Fire is on the Gasquet Ranger District. It is approximately 70 acres (0% contained) located
east of Gasquet in a remote area within the Siskiyou Wilderness. Local district staff are actively
monitoring and assessing this fire. There is no current threat to any structures or communities from this

The Ruth Complex, located on the Mad River Ranger District, is 653 acres and 10% contained. The
largest fire in complex is the Dutchman Fire, approximately 600 acres (0% contained). The Secret Fire,
also within the Ruth Complex, is at 45 acres (0% contained). There are structures potentially
threatened for both the Dutchman and Secret Fires. All other fires, within the complex, remain under 5
acres. The Ruth Complex is currently being managed by a Type 3 Incident Management Organization
under Incident Commander Duane Franklin.

The forest’s first priority is to provide for firefighter and public safety, along with protecting property.
The Six Rivers National Forest remains under fire restrictions. Details about these restrictions can be
found on the forest website at

Forest visitors need to be extremely careful when camping, hunting, driving in the backcountry and
when cutting fire wood to not accidentally start a wildfire. For more information on how wildfires can be
prevented, remember “One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire” and visit


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