Corral Complex Update August 25, 2013
Incident: Corral Complex Wildfire
Corral Complex Six Rivers National Forest August 25, 2013 10:00 AM
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, Trinity County Sheriff’s Office Current Size: Complex is 11, 552 Acres Cause: Lightning Containment: 0% Structures Threatened: 125 Current Resources: Crews: 14 Engines: 24 Helicopters: 7 Dozers: 11 Total Personnel:877
Current Situation: There was moderate fire behavior last night due to thunderstorms and light rain, with most of the active fire on the southeast side near Quimby Creek. Fire behavior prediction is for the fire to continue creeping through canyons and creek bottoms due to higher fuel moisture in those areas. Fallers continue to work on the north side of the fire taking out hazardous snags. Crews on the southwest portion of the fire will continue construction and improvement of indirect dozer lines. Aircraft will continue to make drops on the southeast side of the fire to control the spread.
A spike camp has been set up near the community of Denny to give firefighters better access to the southeast side of the fire. The weather forecast calls for a 30% chance of thunderstorms over the fire. Warmer temperatures and a drying trend is predicted for middle of next week.
Evacuations: None currently in place. The structures at risk are outside the 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 have restricted public access due to fire crew activity. BE SAFE!
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
Area & Trail Closures: For public safety and to ensure unimpeded access for firefighters and equipment, public access is restricted in the fire area.
Community Meetings: None scheduled at this time.
For further information, including, maps, photos, links and closures, visit: www.inciweb.org