Corral Complex Fire Update August 26, 2013 10am
Incident: Corral Complex Wildfire
Current Situation: Good progress was accomplished on the north portion of the fire as crews were able to engage in direct fire attack. Yesterday’s favorable weather conditions contributed to 5% containment. Engine crews continue to lay hose lines and support heavy equipment operations that are working on contingency lines. Air attack will be up if weather permits and will focus on the southeast side of the fire to control the spread.
Three spike camps are now set up at Denny, Groves Prairie camping area and Box Camp to give firefighters better access to the south portion of the fire. Today’s weather is expected to be warmer and drier. Therefore, the fire is expected to be more active in the northwest and southeast sides of the fire.
Evacuations: None currently in place. The structures at risk are outside the fire perimeter.
Road Closures: No road closures are in effect at this time 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