Incident: Salmon River Complex Wildfire
Forks Complex Update 9/3/13
Today’s Fire Behavior and Environmental Conditions for Forks Complex:
The low trough off the Pacific Northwest is predicted to continue to bring southerly winds to the area with the most active winds predicted between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Vegetation in the area may continue to smolder.
Salmon River Complex Fire
Yesterday’s Accomplishments and Observations:
A resource advisor was flown over the fire and found three main
areas in need of repair: hand lines on the southwest flank; dozer line on the northwest side and west of Sawyers Bar adjacent to Sawyers Bar Road.
Crews will continue to hold and mop up to an optimal goal of 300 feet where accomplishment does not jeopardize firefighter safety. Suppression repair work will be coordinated with resource advisors.
Forks Complex Alerts:
North Fork/Sawyers Bar Road is open, but motorists should expect possible delays and temporary closures along the Sawyer’s Bar Road. Motorists are urged to drive with extreme caution due to the continued potential for rollout along the road.
Salmon River Road (Hwy 93) between Forks of Salmon and Butler Flat is open to the public with one-way controlled traffic. Motorists should expect delays at times and this road is also subject to temporary closures as conditions dictate.
Hunters are reminded to check the changes in the Forest Closure Order affecting National Forest System lands around the Butler Fire and Salmon River Complex on the Klamath and Six Rivers National Forests. The purpose of this order is to protect visitors from active pockets of fire within the containment lines. To see the full Forest Closure Order, visit: www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5430601.pdf