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Salmon August Complex News Release

Salmon August Complex Update for Sept. 12, 2017

Incident: Salmon August Complex Wildfire
Released: 9/12/2017

Salmon-August Complex Update

September 12, 2017

Date Started: August 13, 2017 Total Size: 65,636 acres

Cumulative Containment: 28% Total Personnel: 1,386

Operational update: Fire crews have been making good progress and the recent weather change and additional crews being assigned should bolster containment efforts. Crews are constructing and improving containment line on the north, east and south perimeter. Several areas within the Wallow Fire perimeter are still unburned and may eventually become active. If these areas burn, smoke is expected to be seen from the surrounding communities. 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.

Thunder storm activity is expected to continue through the day. A red flag warning will be in effect today for lighting and gusty winds. Temperatures will cool slightly and humidity will remain in the lower ranges.

There will be a community meeting in Fort Jones at the City Hall tonight 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: 64,987 acres; 28% containment. Fire fighters will continue to construct and improve lines on the north and east areas of the fire.

Deep Fire: Approximately 199 acres; 8% 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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