TRINITY COUNTY, Calif. - As of Wednesday morning, the Red Salmon Complex has slightly increased in size to 106,292 acres. Containment has also increased to 29%.
Over the next few days, there will be critical operational periods for burn-out operations in the Red Salmon Complex, the U.S. Forest Service said Wednesday.
In order to increase containment of active fire areas, firefighters will be focusing on two key areas, northeast towards Forks of Salmon and southwest towards Horse Linto Creek.
Crews are also nearing completion of burning operations to strengthen the containment line to the Salmon River Road. Overall, crews say fire growth has diminished. In the southwest division, their goal is to reach the dozer line near Tish Tang Ridge.
There were three spot fires in the area ranging from one-quarter to three acres, but they were contained.
- Siskiyou County:
- All of Forks of the Salmon.
On Monday, Sept. 14, the US Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Region extended the temporary closure of all National Forests in California until at least Sept 21. The Red Salmon Fire Forest Closure Area became effective on Aug. 8 under Forest Supervisors’ orders on the Klamath, Shasta-Trinity, and Six Rivers National Forests, according to U.S. Forest Service officials.
The Slater Fire is also burning in Siskiyou County and is over 100,000 acres. It continues to threaten homes in the areas of Happy Camp, California, and north into Oregon, toward the Illinois Valley. Read more on the fire, HERE.