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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 Daily Update 09.28.2021

River Complex 2021 Wildfire
News – 9/28/2021

River Complex Fire Update Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Etna, CA- Although light, yesterday’s precipitation combined with below normal temperatures and extended period of high humidity, will keep fuel moistures up for the next several operational periods.  Overall fire activity should be minimal and isolated to smoldering in the heavier dead ground fuels.  These conditions will allow opportunity for success in continuing direct line construction and mop-up efforts.   

Several additional Interagency Hotshot Crews arrived to the incident yesterday. These crews will be inserted to assist the other crews constructing direct handline on the eastern portion of the fire today. All signs point to favorable conditions for the rest of the week for firefighters to be successful in containing the eastern flank of the fire near its current perimeter. 

The Cronan fire is 100% contained and is in patrol status.  Crews will continue to go direct on the Haypress Fire.   Weather prevented the use of infrared, therefore fire acreage is unchanged.   


Total acreage: 198,555 Haypress/Summer: 192,615 Cronan: 5,940 Containment: 67%

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

Resources: 902 personnel, 25 hand crews, 15 helicopters, 24 engines, 12 dozers, 13 water tenders, 4 excavators, 12                          masticators, 4 skid steers

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