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Eclipse Complex and Abney Fire Update, September 22 2017

Incident: Eclipse Complex Wildfire
Released: 10/4/2017

Eclipse Complex and Abney Fire Update October 6-9, 2017
Klamath National Forest

Eclipse Complex to Transition from Type 3 to Type 4 Incident on Monday, October 9th

Eclipse Complex Acres: 78,698 acres

Cedar Fire: 9,122 Acres
Oak Fire
: 69,462 acres

Little Buck Fire: 113 acres
Abney Fire Acres on Klamath NF:
9,500 acres

Cause: Lightning
Total personnel: 98

On Monday October 9th, at 0700, the incident will be transitioning from a Type 3 to a Type 4 incident. We will no longer be updating Inciweb on a regular basis or putting out news releases after Friday, October 6th. If after Friday anyone wants or needs additional information about the incident, please do not hesitate to contact the Klamath National Forest Headquarters Front Desk at (530) 842-6131.

Oak Fire: Work activity today on the west side of the Oak fire will consist of chipping material along the GO Road and working on suppression repair of hand-lines along Forest Road 16N02. There has been minimal fire activity.

Little Buck Fire: The fire was inactive at its perimeter with one smoke observed in the center of the burn. Firefighters will continue to monitor this fire.

Abney Fire (Miller Complex section located on the Klamath National Forest): Firefighters are patrolling the fire-line along the West Fork of Seiad Creek, mopping up the interior and cutting snags along roads. On the eastern perimeter firefighters are continuing to construct fireline and treat any snags that fall across Horse Creek.

Cedar Fire: Yesterday there was only smoke observed at the north end of the fire in the Red Butte Wilderness. Firefighters are back-hauling equipment and trash and will be repairing hand-lines.

Fire Area Closure Order Terminated

Closure Order No. 17-05-803 has been terminated as of September 29, 2017. Residents and public are reminded that even though the area closure has been terminated, fire suppression and suppression repair activities continue. Pay attention as hand crews, heavy equipment and aerial assets continue to work in the area. Hot spots continue to be detected by Infrared flights, so the area should be entered with extreme caution. For more information, log onto

Fire Restrictions Lifted

Fire restrictions have been lifted on the Klamath National Forest. Forest visitors may now have campfires, use camp stoves and smoke. A California Campfire Permit is required in order to have a campfire. Contractors and others may now use welding equipment and generators.

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Klamath National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1809 Fairlane Road Yreka California 96097
Yreka, CA 96097

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