Corral Complex September 7 AM Update
Incident: Corral Complex Wildfire
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 the Hoopa Valley Tribe.
Cooperating Agencies: Hoopa Valley Tribe Willow Creek VFD Hawkins Bar/Denny VFD Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Trinity County Sheriff’s Office Humboldt County DPW Humboldt County OES and Trinity County OES
Current Size: Complex is 12 295 Acres Cause: Lightning
Containment: 79% Structures Threatened: 114
Current Resources: Crews: 16 Engines: 21 Helicopters: 7 Dozers: 4
Total Personnel: 782
Current Situation: Hotter and dryer conditions are expected today which will dry out the fuels even more than yesterday and increase fire behavior. Fire managers expect dead and down logs within the fire perimeter to continue to smoke and burn out. Crews and aircraft will focus on improving and holding the fireline along with seeking out hot spots and extinguishing them.
Yesterday smoke from the Forks Complex (10 miles north) was seen and smelled in the Hoopa Valley. Given the current weather situation with increased smoke from the Forks Complex light winds and a temperature inversion managers are concerned that smoke could settle into the valley and remain for a few days prior to the next weather event forecasted for the middle of next week.
Rehab of contingency lines continues on the western and northern portions of the fire.
Fire managers continue to downsize operations releasing resources as appropriate.
Road Closures: Six Rivers National Forest issued an emergency fire road closure on August 30 2013 (Order No. 10-13-06) for all or part of the following: 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 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. Shasta-Trinity National Forest issued a Forest Order to close the Corral Complex Area and all trails and roads within the area on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest effective September 5 2013.