Salmon August Complex Closure Order will be Lifted - September 21, 2017
Incident: Salmon August Complex Wildfire
U.S. Forest Service
Klamath National Forest
1711 South Main Street
Yreka CA 96097
Media Contact: Forest PAO (530) 841-4485
September 20, 2017
Closure Order Lifted for Salmon August Complex
YREKA, CA. – The emergency closure for the area affected by the Salmon August Complex has been lifted—effective September 21, 2017. “We are able to re-open this part of the Klamath National Forest because of reduced fire activity and hard work of the firefighters” stated Forest Supervisor Patricia Grantham. Forest visitors are urged to be extra careful because of fire weakened trees as well as loosened debris on steep slopes. Intermittent closures may be required along the Pacific Crest and Mule Bridge Trails as hazard reduction treatment is completed.
As fire conditions permit additional emergency closures are expected to be opened in the near future. Notices will be posted in news releases, on Inciweb and the Klamath National Forest web site.
The Salmon August Complex is currently at 65,874 acres and 55% contained. The southern boundary of the affected area parallels the Sawyers Bar Road along the North Fork Salmon River. From the southern boundary the affected area projected about 12 miles north into the Marble Mountain Wilderness. A full description and maps of the affected area is available on the Klamath National Forest website www.fs.usda.gov/klamath).