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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 Sept 17 2017

Salmon August Complex Wildfire
News – 9/17/2017

News Release

Fire Information: 530-572-1136

salmonaugustcomplex@gmail.com

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

Salmon-August Complex Update

September 17, 2017

Date Started: August 13, 2017 Total Size: 65,888 acres

Cumulative Containment: 34% Total Personnel: 885

Operational update: The cool and cloudy start to the day gave way to sun and temperatures in the 70’s. The winds were gusty out of the southwest across the fire, but crews were able to hold the containment lines and prevent any significant fire spread. On the Wallow fire, the firefighters were successful in keeping the fire out of the Cabin Creek drainage on the northern portion of the fire. There will be an engine working on the northeastern side of the fire again today to continue keeping the fire east of Cabin Creek. Crews worked up into The Cedars on the southern end of the fire because they found some hot spots when they flew over the area. Today crews will continue to work on those areas of heat and make sure there is no threat of additional fire spread.

On the Deep Fire, crews worked to keep the burn east of Deep Creek and west of Second Valley Creek. Today firefighters will continue suppression efforts on the eastern side and will work into the interior putting out hotspots within fifteen feet of the edge of the burn.

All of the other fires in the complex (see page 2) were monitored by the air and remain 100-percent contained.

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 TrailNo. 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: 65,888 acres; 34% 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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