Corral Complex Update August 24, 2013
Incident: Corral Complex Wildfire
Corral Complex Six Rivers National Forest August 24, 2013 10:00 AM UPDATE 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-USDA Forest Service and Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation. Cooperating Agencies: VFD’s, Humboldt Co. Sheriff’s Office Current Size: Complex is 10, 897 Acres Cause: Lightning Containment: 0% Structures Threatened: 125 Current Resources: Crews: 17 Engines: 23 Helicopters: 7 Dozers: 11 Total Personnel:927
Current Situation: The fire yesterday experienced minimal growth. Most of the activity was near Tish Tang, the south side of Horse Linto Creek, and in Quimby Creek . Fire also progressed towards Fawn Butte. Crews continue constructing and improving line along Lone Pine Ridge.
Morning fog and low clouds are expected to suppress fire activity in the valleys, with most activity occurring on the ridges and higher elevations in the evenings. A marine layer at 3000 feet will raise humidities today. The weather forecast calls for a slight chance of showers on Sunday with a slow drying trend anticipated by the middle of next week.
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 has restricted public access due to fire crew activity. BE SAFE!
A Temporary Forest Closure Order for the Horse Ridge Closure area is in place. This order prohibits going or being upon National Forest System lands and trails within the Red Cap, Bear Hole, Horse Ridge Trail Closure Area. It is effective from August 22, 2013 through August 26, 2013. To view the entire Forest Order and Map visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5433210.pdf
Area & Trail Closures: For public safety and to ensure unimpeded access for firefighters and equipment, public access is restricted in the fire area.
Saturday, August 24, 2013, 3:00 PM at the Denny Campground, Denny, CA . For further information, including, maps, photos, links and closures, visit: www.inciweb.org, select “Corral Complex