Salt Creek Fire Update
Incident: Salt Creek Wildfire
August 3, 2012 @ 8am
Started: August 1, 2012 at 1:38 pm
Cause: Under investigation
Fuels: Fire is burning in timber and brush in steep terrain
Estimated Size: 900 acres
Containment: Currently 30%.
Committed Resources: Approximately 830 people
Structures Threatened: 220
Structures Damaged or Destroyed: 1 outbuilding
Summary: The fire is located on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest (Shasta Lake Ranger District) approximately 20 miles north of Redding along Interstate 5. Interstate 5 is currently open in both directions. Motorists are advised to be aware of smoke on the roadway, and to watch for fire personnel in the area.
The Salt Creek Fire transitioned yesterday at 6:00pm from a Type 3 organization to NorCal Interagency Incident Management Team 2 (Molhoek). Crews continued today to secure fire line and mop-up along the western edge of the fire (west of Interstate 5). Line construction continued around the rest of the fire.
Evacuations and Closures: Pre-evacuation orders on the west side of the Interstate 5 have been lifted and Gregory Creek area campgrounds are open.
Gilman Road is currently closed at I-5. Campers in the recreation areas located along Gilman Road who wish to leave via Gilman Road to I-5 can assemble at the Hirz Bay boat ramp upper parking lot at 0630 on Friday, August 3, 2012, where they will be escorted to the interstate. Campers who choose to stay on Gilman Road will then only be able to exit via Fenders Ferry Road, which is a high clearance vehicle road. Other recreational opportunities exist within the forest; visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/stnf/ for more information.
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