Last Update for Forks Complex
Incident: Forks Complex (includes Butler Fire ) Wildfire
Final Update for Forks Complex
Reward Offered for Fire Start Information The Klamath National Forest and CAL FIRE have issued a joint announcement of a $20 000 reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for starting the Salmon River Complex and Butler Fires. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Arson Tip Line at 1-800-842-4408. See the full announcement at http://inciweb.org/incident/article/3577/21555/.
Fire Weather and Fire Behavior The combination of rain cool fall temperatures and minimal winds have greatly moderated remaining fire activity.
Butler Fire Due to greatly reduced fire activity this fire is now in monitor and patrol status.
Salmon River Complex This fire remains in monitor and patrol status.
Incident Command Team Changes Klamath National Forest Type 4 Incident Management Team assumed command of the Forks Complex yesterday.
Area Emergency Closure The public is encouraged to comply with the emergency closure order in the areas of the Butler Fire and Salmon River Complex. Public safety is a prime objective. Wildfires create weakened trees that may fall as well as erosion and slide potential aggravated by rain on soils devoid of vegetation. The public is urged to use caution near burned areas due to the possibility of debris flow and mud slides. Conditions for vehicle and foot travel are perilous. The Klamath National Forest Emergency Closure Order No. 13-05-731 describing the closure area can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/lsbx7ne.
Forks Complex Alerts
Salmon River Road Traffic Control Discontinued-Traffic control measures on the Salmon River Road between Butler Flat and Nordheimer Campground has been discontinued. Motorists should be alert for fallen rocks and other debris in the roadway.
A Forest Closure is still in effect around the Butler Fire and Salmon River Complex on the Klamath and Six Rivers National Forests. The purpose of this order is public safety due to active pockets of fire within containment lines. To see the full Forest Closure Order visit: www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5430601.pdf
Campfire restrictions have been lifted effective September 21 2013 due to recent rainfall and anticipated wetter cooler weather. Persons who wish to have a campfire need a valid California Permit which is available at local Forest Service offices.
Information on the Forks Complex
On the Internet
Forks Complex Mapshttps://www.dropbox.com/sh/721vwihi3ex1q59/2fZJY982RF
Other Links and Resources
One Less Spark One Less Wildfire
Forest visitors are urged to be careful with anything that can cause a spark and start a wildfire: http://www.preventwildfireca.org