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Orleans Complex

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Six Rivers National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1330 Bayshore Way
Eureka, CA 95501

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Orleans Complex Fire Update September 24, 2017

Orleans Complex Wildfire
News – 9/24/2017

ORLEANS, California, September 24, 2017 ( This is the 62nd day of the Orleans Complex fires.

Current Fire Situation: The Orleans Complex acreage is unchanged at 27,276 acres. The Haypress Fire, the largest in the complex, is 85% complete. The other fires within the complex are 100% complete. Fire crews continue to take advantage of favorable weather conditions to finish direct lines and continue suppression repair. Resources that are excess to the incident and not needed for suppression repair are being demobilized.

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: Temperatures will rise approximately 5 degrees per day and humidity will drop into early next week. Winds are predicted to be terrain driven and light. No critical fire weather is expected.

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 (


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