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Eclipse Complex and Abney Fire Update, September 23, 2017

Incident: Eclipse Complex Wildfire
Released: 9/23/2017

Eclipse Complex and Abney Fire Update September 23, 2017

Klamath and Six Rivers National Forests

Suppression Repair Work Continues on the Eclipse Complex

Eclipse Complex Acres: 100,065 acres Containment: 50% Cedar Fire: 9,122 Acres Oak Fire: 90,828 acres Little Buck Fire: 113 acres Abney Fire Acres on Klamath NF: 9,500 acres Cause: Lightning Total personnel:464 Work on the Eclipse Complex is now focused on suppression repair. Firefighters are constructing water bars across firelines to prevent erosion and scattering cut material to stabilizedisturbed soil on hand-lines and dozer lines. Fire management will be transitioning from a Type 2 to a local Type 3 fire team Sunday evening. Oak Fire: The GO Road has been completely cleaned up with chipping work completed.Suppression repair of hand-lines along Forest Road 16N02 is continuing. An excavator will be in starting in this area today. Fire activity has been minimal. Little Buck Fire: Fire activity has been very minimal 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 Orders

Closures have been implemented for roads and trails, including the Pacific Crest Trail, near many of the wildfires, closing them to public entry to provide for safety. Additional information about the closures and fires is available on Inciweb at inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/5511 and at key locations in Happy Camp, Seiad Valley and Gasquet.

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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