The Buckhead Complex of fires was the result of lightning storms in early and mid-August, 2012. The fires are mostly contained (with 50-100% containment). The last daily update was posted on August 24, 2012. Additional information will be provided if any new significant fire activity occurs. Closures will be reduced and eventually lifted as the area becomes safe for visitors.
|Date of Origin||Sunday August 05th, 2012 approx. 08:00 PM|
|Location||2 miles north of Westfir|
|Estimated Containment Date||Saturday August 25th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (grass and understory) Bobby Fire: lodgepole pine, subalpine fir, heavy dead amd down material. Buckhead & Evangeline Fires: understory litter from manzanita, madrone and poison oak.
Individual torching, interior smokes.
Earlier this week, the Type 3 team returned the management of the complex to the District level.
Continue to patrol containment lines on all fires. Mop-up interior heat where able. Will be in patrol status until a season ending event. Initial attack any new fire starts on the Middle Fork Ranger District.
The fires are now being managed at the District level. All fires have individual Incidents Commanders.
|Wind Conditions||1-8 mph SW|