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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. 22, 2017

Salmon August Complex Wildfire
News – 9/22/2017

Fire Information: 530-572-1136

salmonaugustcomplex@gmail.com

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


Salmon-August Complex Update

September 22, 2017

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

Cumulative Containment: 65% Total Personnel: 487

Operational update: As the threat to the communities is waning, a majority of the fire hose was pulled from south of Sawyers Bar to Forks of Salmon and brought back to the incident command post to be cleaned and returned to the fire cache. Drivers are asked to reduce their speed and be alert about fire personnel and heavy equipment on the Salmon River road as firefighters continue to work in the area. Rehabilitation of the firelines is continuing on the Wallow Fires in the Salmon August Complex. Several handcrews of firefighters will work late into the evening and spike out on Razor Ridge along the Pacific Creek Trail tonight, and in the area of the Mule Bridge trail. Spike camps are smaller camps that firefighters use when it is more efficient to leave firefighters in place rather than bring them back to the main camp each night. The fires are being monitored and firefighters are working to assure the fires are contained and any spread is minimized. Repair efforts around the Wallow Fire are ongoing as crews work to rehabilitate the fireline to prevent future erosion from heavy rains and snowfall.

Firefighters continued to battle gusty winds on the ridge tops and difficult terrain while patrolling and monitoring the fires in the Salmon August Complex. Fire behavior is currently minimal with heavy fuels smoldering within the perimeter. Periodically, smoke may be seen from Highway 3, however it is all well inside the containment lines.

Currently, there are no evacuations for communities near the Salmon August Complex. Effective today, the Klamath National Forest has lifted the fire restrictions on the Forest. Although fire officials have removed the closure order and lifted fire restrictions on federal land, forest visitors need to be vigilant about the risk of new starts. Warm dry weather is creating late season opportunities for recreationists, while also prolonging the fire season.

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

Deep Fire: Approximately 217 acres; 90% 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: 1Acre; 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/


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