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Salmon August Complex Update September 28, 2017

Incident: Salmon August Complex Wildfire
Released: 9/28/2017

News Release


Salmon-August Complex Update

September 28, 2017

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

Cumulative Containment: 83% Total Personnel: 191



Operational update: Repair actions covering the majority of areas damaged by suppression actions (such as dozer lines and hand lines) have been completed throughout the Salmon August Complex. Resources will continue working with heavy equipment to repair dozer lines south of Whiskey Butte.


Smokes continue to be observed well inside the perimeter in Snowslide Gulch and Crapo Mountain areas of the Wallow Fire. The decreasing high pressure system, ahead of an incoming cold front, will continue to heat areas of the fire which may cause increased interior fire activity. These areas, although well interior of the fire perimeter, will be closely monitored by fire resources. An additional hand crew has been ordered to assist with patrolling and monitoring areas of the fire.


Although temperatures continue to rise and relative humidity is dropping, the fire behavior continues to be minimal. Mostly smoldering and creeping behavior has been observed with occasional larger downed material being consumed; producing increased visible smoke. Firefighters will continue to monitor and patrol the fire perimeter to ensure any visible smokes are well interior, and extinguish any heat sources near the containment line.


The public is reminded, that although all closure orders have been lifted, personnel and resources continue to work on areas of the fire. There is still smoke, fire, and other hazards that include burning trees, snags, and rolling material that could pose a potential danger to people in the fire area. Hunters and recreationist are asked to be aware of fire personnel working in and around the fire area, and be observant to hazards, including fire weaken trees, rolling material, and potentially hot ash pits within the fire perimeter.


Due to decreasing operations on the Salmon August Complex, the incident has transitioned to management by a Type 3 Incident Management Team (IMT). Most of the personnel on this team are based in northern California, including employees of the Klamath National Forest. The Incident Command Post, located outside of Etna has been closed, and the Type 3 IMT will function out of the Salmon /Scott Ranger District Office in Fort Jones.


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 unstaffed, 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

For updated fire information, please visit InciWeb:
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5501/


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