Corral Fire Update August 29,2013 8pm
Incident: Corral Complex Wildfire
Current Situation: Residents in the vicinity of the Corral Wildfire can rest assured that the number one priority of the wildland firefighters and incident management team in charge of the ongoing fire suppression activity continues to be safety and security of residents and firefighters. Yes, that’s right, there is a nearly 12,000-acre wildfire still burning in the Six Rivers National Forest. But since there has been very little smoke in the air recently, most people don’t even realize that it still has a lot of heat and potential.
The reason that the wildfire has not given off a lot of visible indicators over the past week is due largely in part to the rain that was received on the fire’s footprint over the weekend which cooled it down temporarily. It did not however extinguish the wildfire. The precipitation reduced the size and slowed the fire enough to provide opportunities for wildland firefighters to attack it more directly and construct fireline in several areas. This has resulted in an 18% containment to date. During this time, temperatures have been hovering 5 to 10 degrees BELOW normal and humidity levels have been 20 to 25% ABOVE normal range.
This weather pattern is expected to change over the next few days as warming and drying is forecasted. This should cause the fire’s activity level to increase.
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/incident/3634/