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Salmon August Complex Update Sept. 23, 2017

Incident: Salmon August Complex Wildfire
Released: 9/23/2017

News Release

Fire Information: 530-572-1136

salmonaugustcomplex@gmail.com

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

Salmon-August Complex Update

September 23, 2017

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

Cumulative Containment: 65% Total Personnel: 426

Operational update: The warming and drying trend will persist today and the humidity will continue to drop. Firefighters pay particular attention to humidity as the lower the relative humidity, the more readily a fire will burn. The favorable weather allowed for the removal of all hose on the Wallow Fire except for the Sawyers Bar area.

Firefighters patrolled the Deep Fire yesterday and no smoke was visible throughout. One engine and one crew of firefighters will spike camp in the Idlewild area overnight so they can mop up any areas of concern. Presently the Deep Fire is 90-percent contained and crews will attempt to complete containment of the remaining line.

Today, repair activity will continue along the dozer lines and roads north of Whiskey Butte. Firefighters are installing waterbars and removing hazardous trees that are leaning over the access routes. Hotshot crews completed an impressive eleven-miles of repair work along the Pacific Crest Trail yesterday. Repair work will continue on the North Fork Trail from Mule Bridge and from Cherry Creek and both crews will converge at Right Hand Fork over the next few days.

While fire restrictions are not in place, conditions are still dry and recreationists should be careful with campfires and warming fires. Visitors to the area are reminded to use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the fire. Be aware of rolling rocks and logs, falling snags and trees and other hazards that are present in recently burned areas. Smoke may be present in some portions of the fire and there may be areas with open flames. There are no closures in place around the Salmon August Complex, however visitors in and around the fire perimeters will encounter heavy equipment and fire apparatus as repair efforts continue. Fire personnel appreciate your patience and caution as they move crews and equipment throughout the area.

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: 1 Acre; 100% containment. The fire is unstaffed, but will continue to be monitored.


Residents within Siskiyou County may 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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