Klamath National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1711 S. Main St.
Yreka, CA 96097
Salmon-August Complex Update
September 13, 2017
Date Started: August 13, 2017 Total Size: 65,098 acres
Cumulative Containment: 30% Total Personnel: 1,137
Operational update: Crews were aided by the weather change. Crews continue to construct and improve containment lines on the north, east, and south perimeter as well as starting suppression repair of the area. Several areas within the Wallow Fire perimeter are still unburned and may eventually become active. Should these areas burn, smoke is expected to be seen from the surrounding communities. Crews continue to improve shaded fuel breaks, which helps in defending from current and future wildfire spread.
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.
Skies will be clear today as a storm system exists in the region. Slightly warmer and drier conditions are expected with highs in the 70’s and 80’s. Winds will be north to northwest, with gusts up to 15mph in the afternoon.
Due to the reduced threat to the communities of the Western Scott Valley, CAL FIRE will transition out of Unified Command and the USFS Incident Management Team will retain command at 7:00 a.m., Sept. 14th.
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/#
The American Flag used in our 09/11 remembrance to honor the many who sacrificed it all will be donated to Etna Fire Department. We Will Never Forget!
Wallow Fire: 64,449 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; 9% 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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