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Salmon August Complex

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Klamath National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1809 Fairlane Road Yreka California 96097
Yreka, CA 96097

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Salmon August Complex Update September 15, 2017

Salmon August Complex Wildfire
News – 9/15/2017

Fire Information: 530-572-1136

salmonaugustcomplex@gmail.com

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5501/

Salmon-August Complex Update

September 15, 2017

Date Started: August 13, 2017 Total Size: 65,634 acres

Cumulative Containment: 32% Total Personnel: 902

Operational update: The cooler temperatures were a welcome relief to the firefighters working on the fires in the Salmon August complex. The cooler and breezy air held temperatures to barely 60-degrees on the ridgelines while the lower elevations peaked near 80-degrees. While temperatures will remain cool, it will still be very dry and gusty winds could encourage fire spread. There are still pockets of unburned trees and vegetation within the Wallow fire. Crews will work on patrolling the lines on the north and west portions of the fire, ensuring that the fire is contained, controlled and not growing outside of that perimeter. On the southern portion of the fire, resources will be working on finishing digging lines around the fire, creating a break in the vegetation to stop the fire from spreading south. The crews will also go in when they see smoke from small flare ups in order to minimize the threats to the communities.

The Deep Fire is burning in steep countryside with rocky ledges and cliffs. Crews are challenged in establishing control lines around the fire due to the rugged terrain and by the way the winds move through the canyons promoting fire spread.

The Great Basin Incident Management Team 7 took command of the Salmon August complex this morning, September 15th at 7:00 a.m.

Temperatures will cool off into the upper 40s and 50s with relative humidities greater than 50%.

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: 65,634 acres; 32% containment. Fire fighters will continue to construct and improve lines on the north and east areas of the fire.

Deep Fire: Approximately 217 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 Acre; 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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