Butler Fire Update - August 16, 2013, 8:00 PM
Incident: Forks Complex (includes Butler Fire ) Wildfire
August 16, 2013, 8:00 p.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: 14,823
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.
High humidity on the Butler Fire slowed activity enough to delay planned ignitions today on the ridge above Butler Flat. Crews will attempt to light backing fires in this area tonight if conditions allow. Structure protection actions continue in the Butler Flat and Forks of Salmon areas. A primary goal is to continue monitoring conditions along the Salmon River Road to prevent fire spread across the Salmon River. Firefighters have completed the fire line on Hotelling Ridge from Highway 93 to the Trinity Alps Wilderness boundary. Indirect line preparation actions are continuing on the south and west sides of fire. Improved visibility allowed aircraft to fly today in support of operations.
NIMO Team (Quisenberry) assumed command of the Butler Fire today with Nor Cal Team 1 (Minton), Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 6:00 am
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.