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Orleans Complex Fire Update - 9-23-17

Incident: Orleans Complex Wildfire
Released: 9/23/2017

ORLEANS, California, September 23, 2017 (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5430/) This is the 61st day of the Orleans Complex fires.

Current Fire Situation: The Orleans Complex is unchanged at 27,276 acres. The Haypress Fire, the largest in the complex, is 66% complete. The other fires within the complex are 100% complete. Fire crews are using favorable weather to finish direct lines and continue with suppression repair.

Safety: Fire personnel would like to remind the public that hunting season has started. Contact your local ranger station for current hunting information. Motorists traveling on State Highway 96 are cautioned that there will still be numerous firefighting vehicles on the roadway. Please drive with care.

Weather: The cool and wet pattern is expected to end and a warming and drying trend will begin. Temperatures will rise approximately 5 degrees per day and humidity will drop into early next week.

Closures: Effective September 23, all forest closure orders around the Ukonom and Haypress Fires on the #OrleansComplex of the Ukonom District are terminated. Firefighters and equipment are still working on mop up and fire suppression repair operations in many areas of the fires.

Fire Restrictions: The Six Rivers National Forest remains under fire restrictions to provide for public and resource safety (http://bit.ly/2wfQ7Ed).


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Eureka, CA 95501

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