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Salmon August Complex News Release

Salmon August Complex Update for Sept. 14, 2017

Incident: Salmon August Complex Wildfire
Released: 9/14/2017

Salmon-August Complex Update

September 14, 2017

Date Started: August 13, 2017 Total Size: 65,098 acres

Cumulative Containment: 32% Total Personnel: 939

Operational update: Crews are taking advantage of weather and fire behavior to construct line and improve containment lines on the north, east, and south perimeter as well as continued efforts of suppression repair of the area. The Wallow fire has several unburned areas. Should the unburned areas burn, smoke is expected to be seen from the surrounding communities. Crews are improving shaded fuel breaks which helps in defending from current and future wildfire spread.

The complex provided resources for two new fire starts; Blaine and Bingham fires. The Blaine is approximately 1 – 3 acres with unknown containment and the Bingham fire is 0.13 acres, 100% contained and will be monitored. The Deep Fire is established in steep and rugged terrain, crews continue to make progress in building handline toward natural barriers, such as rocky ridges.

Command of the complex remains with the IMT SOCAL TEAM 2 and we will transition to the Great Basin Incident Management Team 7 on Sept. 15th at 7:00 a.m.

A dry cold front will move through today bringing much cooler weather to the area and will continue for several days. Gusty winds will also accompany the frontal passage with gusts up to 25 mph. Temperatures will range from near 60 to upper 70’s.

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: 64,449 acres; 32% containment. Fire fighters will continue to construct and improve lines on the north and east areas of the fire.

Deep Fire: Approximately 199 acres; 11% 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.

Bingham Fire: 0.13 acres; 100% containment. The fire is unstaffed, but will continue to be monitored.

Blaine Fire: 1 – 3 Acres; unknown containment. Aircraft provided retardent and water drops yesterday. Smokejumpers will staff the fire today.


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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