Corral Complex Fire Update August 22, 2013 10:00 AM
Incident: Corral Complex Wildfire
Six Rivers National Forest
August 22, 2013
Fire Information Phone: (530) 629-2149
Incident: The Corral Complex was started by lightning on August 10, 2013 and is burning within the 1999 Megram Fire and the 2009 Backbone Fire areas.
Location: Trinity Alps Wilderness
Agency Jurisdiction: Unified Command-U.S. Forest Service and Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation.
Cooperating Agencies: VFD’s, Humboldt Co. Sheriff’s Office
Current Size: Complex is 9,780 acres Cause: Lightning
Containment: 0% Structures Threatened: 125
Current Resources: Crews: 17 Engines: 10 Helicopters: 5 Dozers: 10
Total Personnel: 885
RED FLAG WARNING For Lightning Through This Evening
Observed Fire Activities: The fire was less active yesterday due to the inversion over the fire for most of the day. Late in the afternoon thunderheads built over the fire and there were reports of lighting.
Today: A firing operation is planned for the northern segment of the fire. The potential burning will only be considered during favorable weather to minimize fire spread. There is a 35 percent chance of thunderstorms in the late afternoon and evening which could significantly increase fire activity throughout the fire area.
Evacuations: None currently in place. The structures at risk are outside the fire perimeter.
Road Closures: As of Thursday morning, no road closures are in effect on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation, however, due to increased fire personnel traffic the public is encouraged to limit their use of reservation mountain roads: Big Hill Road, Mill Creek Road and Tish Tang Road. Forest Service roads 7N26, 7N53, and 7N04 surrounding the Groves Prairie Spike Camp have restricted public access due to fire crew activity. BE SAFE!
Area & Trail Closures: For public safety and to ensure unimpeded access for firefighters and equipment, public access is restricted in the fire area.
Thursday, August 22, 2013, 6:00 P.M. at the Hoopa Wildland Fire Department’s Classroom.
Friday, August 23, 2013, 6:00 P.M. at the Veterans Hall, 20 Kimtu Road, Willow Creek, Calif.
Saturday, August 24, 2013, 3:00 P.M. in Denny, Calif.
For further information, including maps, photos, links and closures, visit: www.inciweb.org, select “Corral Complex”