Update Forks Complex, September 22, 2013, 8 Am
Incident: Forks Complex (includes Butler Fire ) Wildfire
Salmon River Road Traffic Control Discontinued-Traffic control measures on the Salmon River Road between Butler Flat and Nordheimer Campground has been discontinued. Motorists should be alert for fallen rocks and other debris in the roadway.
Fire Weather and Fire Behavior - Two inches of rain have fallen at ridge tops and the Incident Meteorologist estimates that up to 2 inches of rain have fallen on the fire area. Another storm front is predicted to move into the area Sunday night or early Monday bringing more rain and gusty southwest winds. Temperatures are forecast below normal with high relative humidity.
Butler Fire –Rehabilitation of roads hand lines and dozer lines to prevent erosion will continue as weather permits. Firefighters will continue to hold and monitor containment lines. Crews are in the process of dismantling the Incident Command Post at Forks of Salmon and expect to complete the task by Monday evening.
Salmon River Complex – This fire remains in patrol status.
Area Emergency Closure - The public is encouraged to comply with the emergency closure order in the areas of the Butler Fire and Salmon River Complex. Public safety is a prime objective. Wildfires create weakened trees that may fall as well as erosion and slide potential aggravated by rain on soils devoid of vegetation. The public is urged to use caution near burned areas due to the possibility of debris flow and mud slides. Conditions for vehicle and foot travel are perilous. The Klamath National Forest Emergency Closure Order No. 13-05-731 describing the closure area can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/lsbx7ne.
Forks Complex Alerts
A Forest Closure is still in effect around the Butler Fire and Salmon River Complex on the Klamath and Six Rivers National Forests. The purpose of this order is public safety due to active pockets of fire within containment lines. To see the full Forest Closure Order visit: www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5430601.pdf
Campfire restrictions have been lifted effective September 21 2013 due to recent rainfall and anticipated wetter cooler weather. Persons who wish to have a campfire need a valid California Permit which is available at local Forest Service offices.
Information on the Forks Complex
On the Internet
Other Links and Resources
One Less Spark One Less Wildfire
Forest visitors are urged to be careful with anything that can cause a spark and start a wildfire: http://www.preventwildfireca.org