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SAlmon August Complex Update September 27, 2017

Incident: Salmon August Complex Wildfire
Released: 9/27/2017

Salmon-August Complex Update

September 27, 2017

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

Cumulative Containment: 83% Total Personnel: 242

Operational update: There was smoke in the Snowslide Gulch area yesterday. Firefighters flew over the area and determined that the source was smoldering timber in the interior of the Wallow Fire.


Crews have completed repairs on the fire suppression lines on Yellow Jacket Ridge. Crews will continue dozer line repair south of Whiskey Butte using one fire engine, 2 dozers and 2 excavators. The firefighters are using heavy equipment to repair the 40N51 Road near Forks of Salmon. It is anticipated that all stage 1 fire suppression repair work will be completed on all fire suppression lines throughout the Salmon August Complex by the end of the shift today, September 27, 2017.


No fire growth or spread is expected despite temperatures gradually warming up to mid 70s-mid 80s and humidity continuing to drop down to 18-25%. Firefighters are continuing to patrol, monitor the fire perimeter, secure containment lines, and mop up any heat threatening the fire perimeter.

All closures around the Salmon August Complex have been lifted. The public is reminded that there is still smoke, fire, and other hazards throughout the fire area that include burning trees, snags, and rolling material. Due to hunting season, expect to see an influx of visitors and campfire smoke in the Marble Mountain area. Traffic on all forest roads will also increase. Hunters and recreationist are asked to be aware of fire personnel working in and around the fire area.

Wallow Fire: 65,323 acres; 83% containment. Fire fighters will continue to monitor and repair the fire perimeter and mop up any areas of concern.

Deep Fire:Approximately 217 acres; 95% 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.


For updated smoke forecasts, please visit this link: http://bit.ly/2uSYloh

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.

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Klamath National Forest
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1809 Fairlane Road Yreka California 96097
Yreka, CA 96097
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