Corral Complex Fire Update August 19, 2013 8:00 PM
Incident: Corral Complex Wildfire
Corral Complex Fire Update August 19, 2013 8:00 P.M.
Location: Trinity Alps Wilderness, Six Rivers National Forest Date Started: August 10, 2013
Percent Contained: 0% Injuries: 2
Acres Burned: 4,700
Hand crews: 13
Water Tenders: 3
Fixed Wing: 0
Total personnel assigned to fire: 526
The Corral Complex was started by lightning on August 10, 2013. It is located in the Trinity Alps Wilderness and is burning within the 1999 Megram Fire and the 2009 Backbone Fire areas. The fire is burning actively in heavy snags and thick brush. The fire’s movement is in a northwest and east northeast direction. Fire behavior observed today included uphill runs, spotting up to 1/8 mile, backing fire to the south and rolling debris. Firefighters continue to use a remote spike camp in Groves Prairie due to the long travel distances on the south side of the fire. There is great sensitivity to cultural and heritage resources throughout the fire area. The fire is still some distance away from Denny (6.5 miles), Willow Creek (9.5 mile), Salyer (11 mile s), Burnt Ranch (13 miles); the priority is protecting the Hoopa Reservation on the west and Highway 299 communities on the south.
Garwood’s Southern California Type 2 Incident Management Team 2 will transition with Joseph’s California Type 1 Incident Management Team 5 tomorrow at 6:00 a.m.
Smoke from the Corral Complex fire will continue to be visible during active burning periods in the local communities. For additional information on smoke conditions and health effects, visit the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District website at www.ncuaqmd.org.
Winds are predicted to begin blowing from the east to northeast on Monday. Gusts up to 30 mph will increase fire behavior and activity. Significant warming and drying is expected along with possible thunderstorms on Monday and Tuesday afternoon.
Road Closures and Evacuations
There are no road closures. Forest Service roads 7N26, 7N53, and 7N04 surrounding the Groves Prairie Spike Camp have restricted public access due to fire crew activity. Long delays may be expected.
Southern California Interagency Incident Management Team 2
Don Garwood, Incident Commander
Hoopa Valley Tribe
Rod Mendes, Incident Commander