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Orleans Complex News Release

Fire Update September 26, 2017

Incident: Orleans Complex Wildfire
Released: 9/26/2017

ORLEANS, California, September 26, 2017 This is the 64th day of the Orleans Complex fires. This will be the last published Fire Update.

Current Fire Situation: The Orleans Complex total acreage is unchanged at 27,276 acres. All fires in the complex are 100% complete. Fire suppression operations have been completed and fire crews are focusing on the remaining suppression repairs. Resources that are no longer needed are being demobilized from the incident. On Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 0700 hours, management of the incident will transition back to the Orleans District to a type III organization.

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 safely.

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 in the fire area.

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: As of September 25, 2017 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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