9-21-2012 Wildfire Update for Klamath National Forest
Incident: Fort Complex Wildfire
Wildfire Update for the Klamath National Forest
Red Fire: The Red Fire, located in the Marble Mountain Wilderness is declared 100% contained as of 7:00pm, September 20, 2012. Located 11 miles west of Ft. Jones, CA the fire is about 1/4 mile inside the Wilderness boundary. Two Hotshot crews, an Initial Attack Crew, Hand Crew, Helitack Crew, and Falling Team, with support from 5 water tenders and a helicopter, are involved with the fire suppression effort. There are no reportable injuries. Firefighters will continue today with mop up, fire suppression repairs, and removal of excess equipment.
Goff Fire/Fort Complex: Removal of equipment and fire suppression repairs have been completed on the Goff Fire. As the last remaining crews hiked out of the Red Buttes Wilderness they removed fire protection wrapping from the historic Tool House Cabin located on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. The Type 4 Incident Management team, staffed by the Happy Camp Hand Crew and Incident Commander Damon McCartney will continue to monitor and patrol the fire during the upcoming unstable weather conditions.
Forest visitors are urged to be extra careful with any activity that has the potential to start a fire. Visitors need
to be aware that Fire Restrictions are in affect. Check the Forest websites below for more information (Klamath National Forest website at: www.fs.usda.gov/klamath and the Rogue-River Siskiyou National Forest website at: www.fs.usda.gov/rogue-siskiyou. Or check with local Forest Service offices.
The following trail and road closures, as well as fire restrictions, will stay in place for the safety of firefighters and forest visitors: On the Klamath National Forest Lily Pad Road (47N80) and Bug Creek Road (18N02) are closed. Mutiple trail closures are in effect including portions of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), Boundary National Recreation Trail, Fort Goff Trail, and Portuguese Creek Trail. On the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest four trails remain closed due to fire operations near Azalea Lake in the Red Buttes Wilderness. These trails are #957 Butte Fork Trail between the junctions of #954, #955, and #956 trails, #954 Shoofly Trail, #955 Fir Glade Trail, and #956 Goff Butte Trail. People using the lower Cook and Green trail #959 should use caution in the Lick fire area and watch for hazardous conditions along the trail including burned trees and holes adjacent to the trail.
Please check the closure and fire restriction information posted on InciWeb at: www.inciweb.org/incident/3117/