Corral Complex September 4, 2013 AM Update
Incident: Corral Complex Wildfire
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 the Hoopa Valley Tribe.
Cooperating Agencies: Hoopa Valley Tribe, Willow Creek VFD, Hawkins Bar/Denny VFD, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, Trinity County Sheriff’s Office, Humboldt County DPW, Humboldt County OES, and Trinity County OES
Current Size: Complex is 12,272 Acres Cause: Lightning
Containment: 56% Structures Threatened: 114
Current Resources: Crews: 20 Engines: 35 Helicopters: 9 Dozers: 7
Total Personnel: 1,131
Current Situation: Because of the progress made in recent days and favorable weather, conditions are safer for hand crews to go direct with line construction. Today seven hotshot crews will begin implementing coyote tactics, building direct line along remote portions of the fire. Coyote tactics involve hiking into remote areas and constructing fireline, while requiring crews to be self-sufficient, packing in everything they need for several days. These crews will be out for the next two to three days. However, because of the terrain, dead trees, and rolling material, several areas of the fire remain unsafe for crews and will continue to be worked by air tankers and helicopters. Over the past two days aircraft have dropped over a half million gallons of water on or near the perimeter of the fire. This has been a key factor in the increased containment of the Corral Complex Fire.
Evacuations: None currently in place. The structures at risk are outside the fire perimeter.
Road Closures: Six Rivers National Forest issued an emergency fire road closure 8/30/2013 (Order No. 10-13-16) for all or part of the following roads: Forest roads 8N03, 6N03, 8N01. Road closures on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation include Big Hill Road, Tish Tang Road, Mill Creek Gap, and Four Corners due to fire personnel, traffic, and fire suppression activities.
Area & Trail Closures: For public safety and to ensure safe access for firefighters and equipment, public access is restricted in the fire area.