Corral Complex Fire Update August 15, 2013 9:00 PM
Incident: Corral Complex Wildfire
Location: Trinity Alps Wilderness, Six Rivers National Forest Date Started: August 10, 2013
Percent Contained: 0% Injuries: 0
Acres Burned: 2,900
Resources: Hand crews: 8 Engines: 1
Helicopters: 4 Water Tenders: 1
Air Tankers: 1 Dozers: 2
Total personnel assigned to fire: 319
The Corral Complex started in the Trinity Alps Wilderness of the Six Rivers National Forest on August 10, 2013. It is burning where the 1999 Megram Fire burned previously. Firefighters continue to work on clearing trails to gain access to the fire, and strategic containment lines are being established based on what was successful on previous fires in the area. A remote spike camp has been established in Groves Prairie to support firefighters on the south side of the fire. The fire is moving in a northeasterly direction being pushed by prevailing winds, with backing fire to the south and west. Priority is protecting the Hoopa Reservation on the West and Highway 299 communities on the south.
Smoke from the Corral Complex fire will continue to be visible during active burning periods in the local communities. Depending on changing weather conditions, smoke may create decreased visibility and increased problems for people with respiratory diseases. Predictions on smoke impact indicate that predicted weather conditions may see an increase in smoke density over the next five days. For additional information on smoke conditions and health effects, visit the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District website at www.ncuaqmd.org.
There are no road closures or evacuations in the fire area.
Corral Fire Information (909) 553-2876 or visit http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3634/