Orleans Complex - News Release
Incident: Forks Complex (includes Butler Fire ) Wildfire
August 15, 2013, 8:00 a.m.
For Immediate Release
Butler Fire Information (530) 618-2101 Salmon River Complex Fire (530) 841-4451
Detected: Wednesday, July 31, 10:00 p.m.
Cause: Under Investigation
Fuels: Timber and Brush
Estimated Size: 13,388
Committed Resources: Approximately 1,052
Structures Damaged or Destroyed: 0
The North Coast Unified Air Quality Management Department is providing daily notifications of any Air Quality health advisories or alerts. Or further information, call the NCUAQMD 24-hour Air Quality Advisory Information at 1-866-BURN DAY (1-866-287-6329) or visit the District’s website at www.ncuaqmd.org or the Siskiyou County Pollution Control District at http://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/AG/apc.aspx.
The following closures are in effect for the public, excluding residents within the closure area:
A Forest Closure is in effect for the areas of the Klamath National Forest around the Butler Fire and Salmon River Complex. To see the full Forest Closure, please visit: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5430601.pdf
Highway 93 (Forks of Salmon Road) is closed at the Highway 96 intersection and above the Forks of Salmon store. No access to North Fork/Sawyers Bar Road is available at this time.
Fire activity on the Butler Fire was moderated by good humidity recovery, although active fire was observed along the southern edge. Crews worked successfully last night to keep the fire around Butler Flat contained, and will continue to light backing fire to the creek as conditions allow.
Structure protection continues to be the priority in and around Forks of Salmon as the fire backs down the McNeal Creek drainage. Point protection strategies also incorporate the structures around Knownothing Creek and on the northeast side of the Salmon River.
The fire continues to advance toward the west, and firefighters may begin ignitions there today to strengthen those containment lines.
NorCal Team 2 will transfer command of the Butler Fire to a National Incident Management Team at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, August 16, 2013.
At this time, an Evacuation Advisory remains in effect in and around Forks of Salmon.
Please see http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3577/# for updates and a map of the Orleans Complex.