Six Rivers National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1330 Bayshore Way
Eureka, CA 95501
ORLEANS, California, September 25, 2017 (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5430/). This is the 63rd day of the Orleans Complex fires.
Current Fire Situation: The Orleans Complex total acreage is unchanged at 27,276 acres. The Haypress Fire, the largest in the complex, is 91% complete. The other fires within the complex are 100% complete. As of Sunday evening September 24, 2017, fire suppression operations have been completed. Fire crews are focusing on suppression repair and backhauling equipment. Resources that are no longer needed are being demobilized from the incident.
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 and heavy equipment on the roadway. Please drive with care.
Weather: Temperatures are expected to rise approximately 5 degrees per day and humidity will continue to 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 Orleans Complex of the Ukonom District are terminated. Firefighters and equipment are still working on mop up and repair operations in many areas.
Fire Restrictions: Effective immediately, fire restrictions on the Six Rivers National Forest are terminated. Remember to exercise campfire safety, “One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire.”
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