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Update Salmon August Complex 09-19-17

Incident: Salmon August Complex Wildfire
Released: 9/19/2017

Fire Information: 530-572-1136

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

Salmon-August Complex Update

September 19, 2017

Date Started: August 13, 2017 Total Size: 65,893 acres

Cumulative Containment: 50% Total Personnel: 814

Operational update: Cooler temperatures yesterday gave firefighters a bit of an advantage on the fires of the Salmon-August Complex. On the east side of the Wallow fire, approximately 10-miles from the community of Greenview, CA, the fireline construction is completed, but many things remain to be done to make the fireline "safe" and put the fire out close to the containment lines. This work is called mopup. The objective of mopup is to put out all fire embers or sparks to prevent them from crossing the fireline. Today crews will be mopping up on the north side of the fire near Cabin Creek, and on the east side of the fire approximately 6-miles northeast of Etna, CA. Firefighters are patrolling north and south of Whiskey Butte and putting water on hot spots along the area adjacent to the line to be certain no fire can blow, spot, or rollover the fireline under the worst possible conditions anticipated. Firefighters are also continuing work on the fireline three and a half miles north of Sawyers Bar.

On the Deep Fire, the firefighters will continue to monitor and patrol the approximately 200-acre fire. There is containment line around most of the fire. The northern and southern portion will not have a fireline dug around it as crews will use the rocks and cliffs as a natural barrier to contain the fire.

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: 65,893 acres; 50% containment. Fire fighters will continue to construct and improve lines near Cabin Gulch.

Deep Fire: Approximately 217 acres; 50% 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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