Corral Complex Fire Update August 22, 2013 8:00 PM
Incident: Corral Complex Wildfire
Six Rivers National Forest
August 22, 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 10, 030 Acres Cause: Lightning
Containment: 0% Structures Threatened: 125
Current Resources: Crews: 18 Engines: 17 Helicopters: 5 Dozers: 11
Total Personnel: 907
RED FLAG WARNING For Lightning Through This Evening
Current Situation: The spot fire on the north aspect of Tish Tang Point on the north flank is well established at 200 acres. Helicopters dropping water today have been able to keep it in check and it did not move. On the south flank, the fire crossed Horse Linto Creek. Crews have been preparing contingency lines to hold the fire if it should reach those lines. The firing operation planned for today was postponed due to unfavorable weather to conduct a successful burnout. Crews will be assessing conditions over the next few days and wait for optimal conditions.
Evacuations: None currently in place. The structures potentially at risk are outside fire perimeter.
Road Closures: As of Thursday morning, no road closures are in effect on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation, however, due to increased fire personnel traffic, the public is encouraged to limit their use of reservation mountain roads; Big Hill Road, Mill Creek Road and Tish Tang Road. Forest Service roads 7N26, 7N53, and 7N04 surrounding the Groves Prairie Spike Camp has restricted public access due to fire crew activity. Drive Defensively!
Area & Trail Closures: For public safety and to ensure unimpeded access for firefighters and equipment,
public access is restricted in the fire area.
A Temporary Forest Closure Order for the Horse Ridge Closure area is in place. This order prohibits going or being upon National Forest System lands and trails within the Red Cap, Bear Hole, Horse Ridge Trail Closure Area. It is effective from August 22, 2013 through August 26, 2013. To view the entire Forest Order and Map visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5433210.pdf
Friday, August 23, 2013, 6:00 P.M. at Veterans Hall, 20 Kimtu Road, Willow Creek, Calif.
Saturday, August 24, 2013, 3:00 P.M. at Denny Campground in Denny, Calif.
For further information, including, maps, photos, links and closures, visit: www.inciweb.org, select “Corral Complex”