Orleans Complex- News Release
Incident: Forks Complex (includes Butler Fire ) Wildfire
News Release Orleans Complex
Fire Information 530/618-2101 (phone line staffed from 8am to 8pm)
The Orleans Complex is comprised of two fires, the Butler Fire (new) and the Dance Fire (detected 7/29).
The Butler Fire, located on the Six Rivers National Forest, is located approximately 10 miles east of Somes Bar, California. The fire was detected at approximately 10pm on July 31, 2013. It is currently burning on both sides of the Salmon River and is 0% contained, with active burning and torching. Northern California Interagency Team 2 (Johnson) will take command of the Butler Fire at 6pm tonight.
The following closures are in effect:
o Highway 93 (Forks of the Salmon Road) is closed at Oak Bottom Campground
o Nordheimer Flat Campground is closed
o The Salmon River, and land along the river, is closed between Wooley Creek and Nordheimer Campground
The Dance Fire, also located on the Six Rivers National Forest (adjacent to the community of Orleans) is currently 90% contained and holding at approximately 627 acres.
The causes of both fires are under investigation.