Corral Complex Fire Update August 20, 2013 7:00 PM
Incident: Corral Complex Wildfire
Six Rivers National Forest
August 20, 2013
Fire Information Phone: (530) 629-2149
Incident: The Corral Complex was started by lightning on August 10, 2013 and is burning within the 1999 Megram Fire and the 2009 Backbone Fire areas.
Location: Trinity Alps Wilderness
Agency Jurisdiction: Unified Command-USDA Forest Service and Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation.
Cooperating Agencies: VFD’s, Humboldt Co. Sheriff’s Office
Current Size: Complex is 5,961 acres Cause: Lightning
Containment: 0% Structures Threatened: 1
Total Personnel: 791
Observed Fire Activities: Most of the fire activity was south of Trinity Mountain. Crews took immediate action on a spot fire near Trinity Mountain which burned west toward the main body of thfire, in spite of their action the spot fire tripled in size. On the lower portion of the fire, the fire has not moved out of the bottom of the drainages.
Tomorrow, 25 fire engines, will be assigned to the fire to support progressive hose lays along the fire’s southern perimeter of the fire.
Providing for firefighter and public safety is the number one priority. Today crews continue to be challenged by limited access, extremely steep terrain and hazardous snags. The “Groves” spike camp was re-established to reduce travel time and improve safety to the southern and eastern portions of the incident.
Smoke will continue to impact communities in the area of the fire. Depending on wind conditions, the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation to the west, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest and the community of Denny to the east, and Willow Creek to the southwest may be affected.
Weather: RED FLAG WARNING For Lightning This Afternoon Through Wednesday Evening.
Thunderstorms will develop to the east and southeast and move northwest at 5-10 mph. and wind gusts of 40 mph in the vicinity of storms. These storms could cause a wetting rain, though isolated.
Evacuations: None currently in place. Road Closures: There are no road closures. Forest Service roads 7N26, 7N53, and 7N04 surrounding the Groves Prairie Spike Camp has restricted public access due to fire crew activity. Long delays may be expected. Situational Awareness while driving is encouraged due to increase in emergency vehicles accessing the fire area. BE SAFE!
Area & Trail Closures: An Area Closure around the fire area is in effect for public safety and to ensure unimpeded access for firefighters and equipment.
For further information, including, maps, photos, links and closures, visit: www.inciweb.org, select “Corral Complex”.