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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 Fire Update Sept 18, 2017

Salmon August Complex Wildfire
News – 9/18/2017

Fire Information: 530-572-1136

salmonaugustcomplex@gmail.com

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

Salmon-August Complex Update

September 18, 2017

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

Cumulative Containment: 35% Total Personnel: 869

Operational update: Smoke could be seen from the Wallow Fire yesterday afternoon due to the winds fanning flames on the interior portion of the fire. Two of the main areas putting up plumes of smoke were the hot spot on the interior of the burned area on the north side of the fire near Boulder Creek and one on the southeast side near The Cedars, between Little Twin Creek and Big Twin Creek. Crews are confident these areas of burning pose no threat to the line and they will revisit them today to assure the condition hasn’t changed. After another day of successful firefighting operations with one 20-person handcrew and 3 engines, firefighters kept the fire east of Cabin Creek on the north portion of the burn. Today, crews will continue their work monitoring and patrolling the north side of the fire from Cedar Creek to Babs Creek and will put water on any areas of heat that they discover. Crews plan to complete the chipping operations on the southern side of the fire by mid-afternoon today.

Firefighters expect to contain the Deep Fire in 2-3 operational periods. The furthest southern portion of that fire appears to have burned into the rocks. Crews will spend today putting in direct fire line from Deep Creek to the rock bluff all the way to the north.

All of the other fires in the complex (see page 2) were monitored by aircraft yesterday afternoon 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 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: 65,888 acres; 35% 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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