Klamath National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1809 Fairlane Road Yreka California 96097
Yreka, CA 96097
Salmon-August Complex Update
September 26, 2017
Date Started: August 13, 2017 Total Size: 65,875acres
Cumulative Containment: 80% Total Personnel: 326
Operational update: Crews have completed all the repair for the fire suppression lines on Yellow Jacket Ridge. Today crews will begin dozer line repair south of Whiskey Butte using one fire engine, 2 dozers and 2 excavators. The firefighters will also use heavy equipment to repair the 40N51 Road near Forks of Salmon. It is anticipated that all stage 1 rehabilitation work will be completed on all fire suppression lines throughout the Salmon August Complex by the end of the shift on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.
No smoke was evident on the Deep Fire yesterday. The smoke and hot spots in and around The Cedars was suppressed by the crews hiking out of the North Fork Trail. Firefighters will continue to patrol and monitor the fire perimeter being careful to secure the containment lines and mop up any hot spots.
Temperatures will continue to gradually warm and relative humidity will drop. While there is no closure around the Salmon August Complex, visitors are reminded that the fire is still burning and will have hot spots and smoke throughout. Visitors should be mindful that rolling logs, and falling snags or burned trees will continue to be hazards recreationists may encounter in the area.
The Great Basin Team 7 has had command of the Salmon August Complex fires since September 15, 2017. The Team will be transitioning to a Type 3 organization on Thursday, September 28, 2017. A Type 3 Incident Management Team or incident command organization usually has 10-20 trained personnel to manage incidents with a significant number of resources, where containment/control is expected after an extended period of time.