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River Complex 2021

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Klamath National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1711 S. Main St
Yreka, CA 96097

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River Complex Update September 13, 2021

River Complex 2021 Wildfire
News – 9/13/2021

River Complex Daily Update for: September 13, 2021


Incident Start Date: July 30, 2021 Incident Start Time: 2:02 PM Incident Type: Wildland Fire Incident Location: River Complex, Klamath National Forest, Trinity County Total acreage: 185,951 Haypress/Summer: 180,011 Cronan: 5,940 Containment: 30% Resources: 1,027 personnel, 23 hand crews, 13 helicopters, 65 engines, 18 dozers, 28 water tenders, 12 masticators, 11 skid steers.

Property Damage Assessment: For questions or information regarding the status of your property, call Trinity County Office of Emergency Services (OES) at (530)-623-8223.


The River Complex is not included in a Red Flag warning, which has been issued for northern California and southwestern Oregon today. However, with lower humidity there may be an up-tick in fire activity.
Firefighters on the Haypress/Summer Fires continue constructing direct fire containment lines within the southeastern fire perimeter, north and south of Coffee Creek. Additionally, crews are using indirect fire containment lines in areas where terrain and other factors make direct fireline construction too dangerous.

Firefighters on the northeastern perimeter, are working to contain active areas near Fox Creek and Sugar Hill. Crews are working to bring containment lines to existing roads, trail systems, and dozer lines to contain the fire with less impact to the landscape.

The Cronan Fire and northeast of Cecilville on the River Complex has remained in its present footprint.

SMOKE: Please visit:

EVACUATIONS: Siskiyou County:

Trinity County:  https:///

ROAD CLOSURES: Coffee Creek Road west of Highway 3. Cecilville Road west from Callahan, which includes Cecilville to Plumber Creek north and west of the Siskiyou-Trinity County line. Sawyers Bar Road from Highway 93 to Yellowjacket Road. Please be aware of fire traffic. Get live road info at:

CLOSURES: All forests in the state of California remain closed until Sept. 17, 2021.

The Klamath National Forest covers 1.7 million acres located in Siskiyou County, California and Jackson County, Oregon. The forest is headquartered in Yreka, CA, and maintains ranger stations in the California communities of MacDoel, Happy Camp, and Fort Jones. More information is available at

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