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Eclipse Complex News Release

Eclipse Complex and Abney Fire Update for 10/1-2-3/17

Incident: Eclipse Complex Wildfire
Released: 9/27/2017

Eclipse Complex and Abney Fire
Update October 1, 2017 Klamath National
Eclipse Complex Begins Suppression Repair Work

Eclipse Complex Acres: 78,698 acres Containment: 51% 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: 205

Much of the work on the Eclipse Complex is now focused on suppression repair. Firefighters are constructing water bars across firelines to prevent erosion and scattering cut materials to stabilize disturbed soil on both hand and dozer lines. This work is being conducted with the assistance of Cultural and Resource Advisors.

Strategic Objectives are to contain fire spread on the Klamath National Forest portion of the Abney Fire, to protect the communities of Seiad Valley and Horse Creek and to minimize impact to private high value timberlands and to suppress fires in the complex utilizing a combination on confine, contain and point protection strategies to mitigate exposure and protect values at risk.

Fire Area Closure Orders 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.

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 to have a campfire. Contractors and others may now use welding equipment and generators.

Cal-Fire burn ban is still in affect

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

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