Klamath National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1711 S. Main St.
Yreka, CA 96097
Salmon-August Complex Update
September 11, 2017
Date Started: August 13, 2017 Total Size: 65,392 acres
Cumulative Containment: 26% Total Personnel: 1,453
Operational update: Crews are still making good progress on the Wallow Fire by constructing and improving containment line on the north, east and south perimeter. Several areas within the Wallow Fire perimeter are unburned. As a drying trend continues, smoke will be produced from these areas and they will be closely monitored. Crews continue to prepare defensible fuel breaks and patrol along the Sawyers Bar and Salmon River Road.
A safe, methodical process is being used to make progress on the Deep Fire. Crews are challenged with the steep and rugged terrain, but are building handline towards natural barriers, such as rocky ridges. Containment line is also being constructed along Canyon Creek Road to limit fire spread north towards timber sales and high use recreation areas.
Warm and dry conditions continue over the complex today. Dry northeast and easterly winds will reduce humidity, allowing fuels to dry out and become more receptive to fire spread. This evening, moisture could approach from the south and bring a chance of thunderstorms.
There will be a community meeting in Fort Jones at the City Hall tomorrow night at 7 p.m. to provide information on the current fire status.
Fort Jones City Hall
11960 East St.
Fort Jones, CA
Currently, there are no evacuations in effect for communities near the Salmon August Complex.
A forest closure order is in effect for the portions of Marble Mountain Wilderness until the fire is declared out. The Pacific Crest Trail No. 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) is included in the new closure from the intersection with Forest Trail No. 5545 (Kidder Creek Trail) to its intersection with Forest Trail No. 5542 (Shackleford Trail). Details of closure points can be found on InciWeb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5501/#
Wallow Fire: 64,743 acres; 26% containment. Fire fighters will continue to construct and improve lines on the north and east areas of the fire.
Deep Fire: Approximately 199 acres; 4% containment. Fire fighters will continue to construct and improve containment line.
Fourth Fire: One quarter (.25) acre; 100% containment. The fire is unstaffed, but will continue to be monitored.
Claire Fire: One Tenth (.10) acre; 100% containment. The fire is unstaffed, but will continue to be monitored.
Mary Fire: 91 acres; 100% containment. The fire is unstaffed, but will continue to be monitored.
Rush Fire: 3 acres; 100% containment. The fire is unstafffed, but will continue to be monitored.
Grizzly Fire: 90 acres; 100% containment. The fire is unstaffed, but will continue to be monitored.
Garden Fire: 266 acres; 100% containment. The fire is unstaffed, but will continue to be monitored.
Residents within Siskiyou County will continue to experience smoke impacts from this complex and surrounding fires. A daily Air Quality Report is posted on the fire’s Inciweb page. For updated smoke forecasts, please visit this link: http://bit.ly/2uSYloh
For updated fire information, please visit InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5501/
For evacuation information, please visit CODE RED:http://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/content/codered-emergency-alert-system
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