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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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Update Salmon August Complex Sept 20, 2017

Salmon August Complex Wildfire
News – 9/20/2017

News Release

Fire Information: 530-572-1136

salmonaugustcomplex@gmail.com

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

Salmon-August Complex Update

September 20, 2017

Date Started: August 13, 2017 Total Size: 65,875 acres

Cumulative Containment: 55% Total Personnel: 805

Operational update: A cold front will pass across the Salmon August complex today. The Wallow Fire and Deep Fire are both expected to receive moderate rain, and areas above 6000-feet will see up to 2-inches of snow. Last night, the fire received 0.07-inch of rain. There will be gusty winds associated with this cold front which brings hazards to the fire crews as they work on mopping up and repairing the fire line. A standing dead tree that has been considerably weakened by intense fire poses a risk of falling, and is referred to as a snag. Crews will be mindful of these hazards as they patrol the fireline and continue scattering small diameter vegetative material over the soil and constructing water bars around the fire. On the east side of the fire on the hills closest to the communities of Etna, Fort Jones, and Greenview, firefighters will be repairing dozer line in the State Responsibility Area. Heavy rain and strong winds make work on repairing fireline dangerous as there can be risks such as flash floods and landslides. Yesterday, crews removed 30,000-feet of fire hose from the east side of the fire that is no longer necessary for containing the fire.

On the Deep Fire, crews will monitor the perimeter line and mop up any areas of concern to keep the fire within the containment lines. Firefighters must be cautious while doing the repair work on the Deep Fire because of dangerous trees, rocks and debris left behind from the flames. The fire weakens trees, creates snags and can loosen rocks which makes them ready to fall at any point.

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: 65,875 acres; 55% containment. Fire fighters will continue to monitor and repair the fire perimeter and mop up any areas of concern.

Deep Fire: Approximately 100 acres; 70% containment. Fire fighters will continue to monitor the fire perimeter and mop up any areas of concern.

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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