Corral Fire Area Roads & Trails to Open
Incident: Corral Complex Wildfire
Eureka CA September 26 2013 - Effective early Friday morning September 27 2013 Forest Order #10-13-06 is rescinded by Six Rivers National Forest Supervisor Tyrone Kelley. This means that the roads and trails that were closed for the Corral Fire will now be open for public access.
There will still be fire crews and equipment in the Corral Fire area; monitoring and suppression repair work is on-going. This includes making sure 17 miles of fireline hose lays are pulled out of the fire area. Hunters woodcutters and other recreationists should use caution will driving in the area and are reminded of the “One Less Spark One Less Wildfire” campaign to minimize human-caused fires.
A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team has been identified for the Corral Fire. The BAER team comprised of hydrology soils geology and botany specialists will determine if a burned-area emergency is present and whether there are potential threats to human life safety property or critical natural or cultural resources exist. If it is determined threats are present emergency stabilization treatments consistent with the land and resource management plan will be proposed for funding to reduce the risks within the first year following containment of the fire.
The 12 503-acre Corral Fire on the Lower Trinity Ranger District of the Six Rivers National Forest remains at 95% contained. The predicted containment date is October 2.
Moderate to low fire activity has been observed the past two days. Hazardous trees from previous fires heavy dead and down material tall shrubs and brush limited access extremely steep terrain and rolling material still present potential problems and safety hazards for the firefighters.
Personnel: 115 (includes two crews equipment operators resource specialists and overhead)
Heavy Equipment: 4 (includes excavators chipper and one dozer)
Fire Growth Potential: Low
Difficulty of Terrain: Extreme
Cooperators: Hoopa Valley Tribe