Corral Complex September 3, 2013 10:00 AM Update
Incident: Corral Complex Wildfire
Current Situation: Today Team 3 will implement a change of strategy and go direct along the fire’s edge with their efforts. Air tankers, using water, will join helicopters along the fire perimeter to limit the fire’s movement and in some areas to may completely extinguish it. This strategy will be implemented over the next several days ahead of a change of weather predicted for the weekend. The current weather forecast is calling for warmer and dryer conditions along with winds from the east. This new strategy will limit firefighter exposure and increase public safety.
Evacuations: None currently in place. The structures at risk are outside the fire perimeter.
Road Closures: Six Rivers National Forest issued an emergency fire road closure 8/30/2013 (Order No. 10-13-16) for all or part of the following roads: Forest roads 8N03, 6N03, 8N01. Road closures on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation include Big Hill Road, Tish Tang Road, Mill Creek Gap, and Four Corners due to increased fire personnel traffic and fire suppression activities.
Area & Trail Closures: For public safety and to ensure safe access for firefighters and equipment, public access is restricted in the fire area.
Structures Threatened: 114
Current Resources: Crews: 21 Engines: 44 Helicopters: 12 Dozers: 7
Total Personnel: 1,194
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 Tribe.
Cooperating Agencies: Hoopa Valley Indian Tribe, Willow Creek VFD, Hawkins Bar/Denny VFD, Humboldt Co. Sheriff’s Office, Trinity County Sheriff’s Office, Humboldt County DPW, Humboldt County OES, and Trinity County OES.
Current Size: Complex is 11,924 Acres