Orleans Complex - News Release
Incident: Forks Complex (includes Butler Fire ) Wildfire
August 9, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
For Immediate Release
Butler Fire Information (530) 618-2101 Salmon River Complex Fire Info: call (530) 841-4451
The North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District (NCUAQM) continues to extend their smoke advisory for Del Norte, Humboldt and Trinity Counties, noting that there are separate advisories for Forks of Salmon, Klamath Glen, Orleans and Weitchpec. For further information call the 24 hour Air Quality Advisory Information at 1-866-BURN-DAY or check the district’s website at www.ncuaqmd.org.
Detected: Wednesday, July 31, 10:00 p.m.
Cause: Under Investigation
Fuels: Timber and Brush
Estimated Size: 7,845
Committed Resources: Approximately 1,108
Structures Damaged or Destroyed: 0
The following closures are in effect for the public, excluding residents within the closure area:
Going into or being upon National Forest System lands in the area beginning at the intersection of Highways 93 and 96, then continuing south along the boundary of Ukonom Ranger District of the Klamath National Forest where it abuts the boundary of the Six Rivers National Forest, then continuing southeast along the boundary of the Ukonom Ranger District of the Klamath National Forest where it abuts the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, then continuing northeast along the East Fork of Knownothing Creek to the intersection with Highway 93, then continuing northwest along Highway 93 to its intersection with Road 39, then continuing east/southeast along but not including Forest Road 39 to the intersection with Forest Road 39N58, then continuing northeast along Forest Road 39N58 to its terminus at Timber Camp Trailhead, then continuing northeast from the Timber Camp Trailhead to the Russian Wilderness boundary, then continuing north along the Russian Wilderness boundary to the intersection with the Pacific Crest Trail, then continuing northwest along but not including the Pacific Crest Trail to the intersection with Timothy Gulch, then continuing northwest along Timothy Gulch to the intersection with Wooley Creek, then continuing southwest along Wooley Creek to its intersection with Highway 93 (County Road 2B01), then continuing west along Highway 93(County Road 2B01) to the starting point, as shown on the attached map.
Highway 93 (Forks of Salmon Road) is closed at the Highway 96 intersection and above the Forks of Salmon store. No access to North Fork/Sawyers Bar Road is available at this time.
Forest roads 10N04 and 10N17 and roads in the fire area south of the Salmon River.
The land around the Salmon River is closed 300 feet from the high watermark between the confluence of Wooley Creek and the confluence of Nordheimer Creek.
High humidity and light winds kept fire activity relatively low on the Butler Fire today. Crews continue to strengthen lines ahead of the active fire (indirect line), using a variety of tactics. Should conditions permit, firefighters may use backing fire in front of the active front to minimize intensity near control lines.
High winds associated with passing thunderstorms may increase fire activity overnight, and the Red Flag warning remains in effect in the area around the Butler Fire.
Please see http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3577/# for updates and a map of the Orleans Complex.