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Salmon August Complex

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Klamath National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1711 S. Main St
Yreka, CA 96097

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Salmon August Complex Update September 16, 2017

Salmon August Complex Wildfire
News – 9/16/2017

Salmon-August Complex Update

September 16, 2017

Date Started: August 13, 2017 Total Size: 65,812 acres

Cumulative Containment: 32% Total Personnel: 922

Operational update: Due to successful suppression operations and the greatly reduced risked to private property and timberlands in the area, all the fire hose was pulled from the Wallow fire out of the State Responsibility Area on the east side of the incident. Today, residents in Etna can expect to see dust on the hillsides as crews move heavy equipment through the area. Four crews of 20 firefighters each, and 7 fire engines will be working on the fire line north of Whiskey Butte to make sure it is secure and that there is no threat of the fire spread as the winds come through in the afternoon with the predicted 25-mph gusts. Firefighters put in one and a half miles of fire containment line along Yellow Jacket Ridge yesterday and today crews will continue with that work extending the line even closer to the south portion of the Wallow fire.

The weather will continue to get warmer and drier today with the first chance of precipitation over the fire coming on Sunday.

On the Deep fire, firefighters will use helicopters dropping buckets of water to douse the burn and keep it from spreading on the east side. There will also be two fire engines working in that area today. Signage is being placed on the Forest Road 44N45 cautioning hunters of the fire traffic in the vicinity.

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: 65,800 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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