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Eclipse Complex News Release

Eclipse Complex Update for September 24 2017

Incident: Eclipse Complex Wildfire
Released: 9/24/2017

Eclipse Complex and Abney Fire Update September 24, 2017

Klamath and Six Rivers National Forests

Eclipse Complex Fire Management Returns to the Klamath & Six Rivers National Forests

Eclipse Complex Acres: 100,065 acres Containment: 51% 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:439 The Eclipse Complex fires were minimally active across the complex yesterday. Containment lines along Horse Creek, the east side of the Abney fire, will continue to be strengthened and patrolled. All other fire areas are being monitored as firefighters back-haul equipment and trash and identify dozer-lines and hand-lines requiring suppression repair. A suppression repair plan has been developed, with the assistance of cultural and resource advisors, for each area. Half of the suppression repair work in the Complex will be completed by 6PM today. The Klamath National Forest will be managing the portion of the Complex area that burned within its boundaries. A local Type 3 Team is in place and will take over management of the fire at 6PM today. On the west side of the Oak fire, the Six Rivers National Forest has a similar Type 3 Team taking over at 6PM today to complete suppression repair of its land. Both Forests will continue to monitor the Complex until the fires are out. SoCal Team 1, a Type 2 Team, has been in place for 2 weeks and is rotating out. We have enjoyed the serving the local communities and have appreciated your support and interest. Please have safe and quiet fall and winter seasons.

Fire Area Closure Orders

Emergency 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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