Orleans Complex - News Release
Incident: Forks Complex (includes Butler Fire ) Wildfire
August 10, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
For Immediate Release
Butler Fire Information (530) 618-2101 Salmon River Complex Fire call (530) 841-4451
A public meeting will be held at the Karuk DNR on Sunday, August 11 at 6pm
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: 8,325
Committed Resources: Approximately 1,120
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 Highway 49, then continuing south/southeast along but not including Forest Route 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 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.
The heavy smoke inversion over the Butler Fire area which has helped to limit fire activity began breaking up late this afternoon. The main fire continues to spread south and west. Spot fires occurred ahead of the main fire in Fong Wah Gulch today, spreading toward Salmon River Road. Fire activity is expected to lessen with the cool night air and higher humidity. The weather is expected to return to normal over the next few days.
A helicopter and a strike team of engines from the Butler Fire assisted the Six Rivers National Forest with initial attack of new lightning fires from yesterday’s thunderstorms.
dity. The weather is expected to return to normal temperatures over the next few days. A helicopter and a strike team of engines from the Butler incident assisted the Six Rivers National Forest with initial attack of new lightning fires from yesterday's thunderstorms. There will be a public meeting at 6PM tomorrow, August 11, at the Karuk DNR.
Please see http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3577/# for updates and a map of the Orleans Complex.