Corral Complex Update August 28, 2013 1000 Am
Incident: Corral Complex Wildfire
Current Situation: Fuel moistures are trending down and fire activity is expected to increase in the next few days. Weather conditions have allowed crews to go direct where the terrain allows and still respect wilderness values. Crews, including hotshot crews will be building line on the southeast portion of the fire at the wilderness boundary near Quinby drainage. Containment lines are being built on the west side in preparation for burning operations, should conditions allow. The burning operations would reduce fuel that pose a threat to containment lines.
Yesterday there was more smoke, but not much fire movement with less than 40 acres gained. Creeping and backing behavior was observed in heavier ground fuels below 4,000 feet. The fire continued to be active at higher elevations with occasional tree torching observed. Air Operations activities will focus on the southeastern side of the fire again today. Structure defense preparation plans continue 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.
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