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Summit Complex Update - Sept. 14, 2017

Incident: Summit Complex Wildfire
Released: 9/14/2017

September 14, 2017 – Final Update

Location: The Summit Complex consists of three fires burning on the Summit Ranger District. The McCormick Fire (4,332 acres) is located north of Fence Creek Road and Clark Fork Road. The Douglas Fire (311 acres) is located south of Douglas Picnic Area and Eureka Valley Campground on Hwy 108. The Willow Fire (10 acres) is located west of Groundhog Meadow and bound by Hammill Canyon Loop Rd.

Start Date: 7/31/2017

Acres Burned: 4,653

Containment: 35%
Structures Destroyed: 0
Structures Threatened: 0
Cause: Lightning
Total personnel assigned: 40


Precipitation has significantly reduced fire behavior. There is a chance of thunderstorms for today. The fire will be transitioning from a Type 3 organization to Type 4 Incident Commander. Firefighters continue to monitor the fire and crews will be working in the Clark’s Fork area. Please be cautious while driving in the area.

The Complex’s objectives include: firefighter and public safety, manage smoke to avoid unhealthy and hazardous conditions, and to maintain fire dependent ecosystems by restoring the natural fire process to the landscape.


The fire area west of the Arnot Trail (trail and Clark Fork Road is open)
Trails 19E18, 20E62, 19E67,Wheats Meadow and County Line Trailheads
Fence Creek Road and Fence Creek Campground

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Stanislaus National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Sonora, CA 95370

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Summit Complex
Phone: 209-288-6261
Hours: daily 8-430p

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