Lightning Fires Update
Incident: Corral Complex Wildfire
Fire crews have contained 10 out of 21 lightning caused fires in the Lower Trinity Ranger District and are in the mop-up phase. All these fires were less than two acres. Two additional small fires were discovered overnight and are to be staffed today.
There are 10 fires burning in the Trinity Alps at Tish Tang Ridge east of the Hoopa Valley Reservation and are now called the Corral Complex. These fires are burning within the 1999 Megram Fire and south and west of the 2009 Backbone Fire. The fires are in areas that have a high concentration of snags and downed logs from the 1999 Megram Fire and are spreading from snag to snag and log to log. Control strategies to safely manage the fires are being assessed. Southern California Interagency Management Team 2 will assume management of the complex on Wednesday morning under the command of Don Garwood.
Current resources include 15 hand crews, three engines, and two water tenders.
In the Mad River Ranger District; the Grizzly Fire, near Grizzly Mountain, is about 30 acres. It grew five acres from yesterday and is located on very steep ground with heavy timber and currently staffed.