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Red Salmon Complex

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Shasta-Trinity National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002

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Red Salmon Complex Daily 10-26-2020

Red Salmon Complex Wildfire
News – 10/26/2020

ARed flag warning will be in effect over the fire area for strong winds and low humidity levels through Tuesday morning.

On Wednesday, October 28, at 7:00 AM, California Incident Management Team (IMT) 12 will transfer Command of the Red Salmon Complex back to the Six Rivers, Shasta-Trinity, and Klamath National Forests Type 3 Fire Management Organizations in cooperation with the Hoopa.

Yesterday: Cloud cover over the fire area moderated fire activity for most of the day.  Later in the afternoon, dry air began to filter in causing some increase in fire activity.  The fire is still backing down toward Plummer creek and Milk creek, and east of Dees peak. Pine needle cast and leaf drop is providing enough fuel to allow the fire to re-burn areas that have already burned. Heavy dead and down fuels were smoldering across the eastern flank of the fire and in interior, isolated pockets. Helicopters made progress with water drops to cool hot spots along the containment lines. The majority of work in the remaining divisions consisted of suppression repair assisted by resource advisors, and the back haul of accountable property and equipment. 

Weather and Fire Behavior: A red flag warning went into effect yesterday as a result of falling humidity values accompanied by a wind shift to the northeast early this morning. Winds picked up some overnight but are expected to ease today. Humidity levels are expected to remain low through Thursday. Rain is not forecast in the immediate future. Smoke will impact the area due to moderate burning within containment lines. For information on smoke impacts and how you can lessen your exposure, go to www.airnow.gov.   

Today’s Operations: Crews will monitor existing containment lines and improve lines where possible along Plummer Creek. Direct line construction resumes using Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics (MIST) on the south east flank of the fire with helicopters cooling hot spots with bucket work. Suppression repair and equipment back haul operations carry on within the remaining divisions. As fire containment increases, crews will have shifted many operations from suppression tactics to suppression repair work while working closely with resource advisors (READS) who help direct this work to protect sensitive natural and cultural resources in healing the land.

Closures: For Firefighter and public safety, fire officials remind visitors that areas and roads within and near the perimeter of the fire are closed.  More information is available on forest websites: www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/klamath/alerts-notices | www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/srnf/alerts-notices | www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/stnf/alerts-notices

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