Corral Complex Update August 27, 2013
Incident: Corral Complex Wildfire
Six Rivers National Forest August 27, 2013
10:00 AM UPDATE
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:VFDs, Humboldt Co. Sheriff’s Office, Trinity County Sheriff’s Office
Current Size: Complex is 11,732 Acres Cause: Lightning
Containment: 5% Structures Threatened: 125
Current Resources: Crews: 22 Engines: 56 Helicopters: 10 Dozers: 11
Current Situation: The warming and drying weather trend is expected to continue. Movement is predicted to be up to ¼ mile. Yesterday’s fire spread was less than 30 acres with higher humidities. Creeping and backing behavior was observed in heavier ground fuels below 4000 feet. The fire continues to be active at higher elevations with occasional tree torching observed. Due to multiple hazards such as falling snags and rolling logs, the incident is in patrol status at night and resources are prepositioned in safe areas near the fire in spike camps. With a mostly clear day today, Air Operations will continue activities on the southeastern side of the fire. Structure defense preparation plans are underway for the communities of Denny and the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation, as a precautionary measure.
Evacuations: None currently in place. The structures at risk are outside the fire perimeter.
Road Closures: Road Closures: Big Hill Road, Tish Tang Road and Four Corners on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation are now closed due to increased fire personnel traffic and fire suppression activities. Forest Service roads 7N26, 7N53, and 7N04 surrounding the Groves Prairie Spike Camp have restricted public access due to fire crew activity. BE SAFE!
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