Mendocino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
825 N. Humboldt Ave.
Willows, CA 95988
CAL FIRE’s unified team and the U.S. Forest Service are engaged in a coordinated and collaborative response to take suppressive action on the August Complex, which has been reconfigured into four zones, to effectively provide a response for the communities at risk. Resources from across the state of California as well as Texas and Oregon have been assigned to assist on the August Complex-West Zone. The August Complex-West Zone has burned 140,522 acres, peaking at a span of 266 miles of fire line to date, and is 90% contained with approximately 1,700 firefighters battling the fire from the air and the ground.
There with be an ongoing transition today with the CAL FIRE Humboldt Del Norte Unit, as they assume operations in the area of Kettenpom. Firefighters will remain in the area for the next several days continuing mop-up, improving the direct line and falling any hazard trees. Mop-up operations will continue on the fire line as firefighters work to mitigate any hazards, dig out any stump holes that may pose a heat source or threat, and remove dead trees that are actively burning. Smoldering pockets of interior heat will continue to burn off until large fuels are consumed. Smoke may be visible throughout areas of the burn scar. Incident commanders remain diligent in evaluating opportunities to reduce evacuation orders and allow residents of the communities to return home.