Corral Complex Update September 9, 2013 Am
Incident: Corral Complex Wildfire
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 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 12 295 Acres Cause: Lightning
Containment: 79% Structures Threatened: 0
Current Resources: Crews: 15 Engines: 11 Helicopters: 4 Dozers: 3
Total Personnel: 648
Current Situation: The fire continues to hold within the established containment lines. Some hot spots remain within the interior of the burn area but pose no threat to the line. Crews will continue to work these spots out and rehab the lines and former spike camps today.
Smoke from the Butler Fire (10 miles north) continues to be seen from the Hoopa Valley.
Fire rehab is an extremely important task. It involves returning spike camp locations to acceptable conditions placing water bars on dozer lines to reduce erosion and returning wilderness areas to natural conditions. Firefighters must be on the lookout for equipment in the field that is no longer needed by the crews that fought the fire. The list of equipment that must be retrieved includes; hose pump kits generators chainsaw kits collapsible water tanks trash and smaller items such as hose fittings and nozzles. To gather these items firefighters will GPS the location of equipment and then crews are sent out to backhaul the items. Recovered and returned equipment must then be cleaned repaired and organized to be ready for the next incident.
Road closures on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation have been lifted.
Road Closures: Six Rivers National Forest issued an emergency fire road closure on August 30 2013 (Order No. 10-13-06) for all or part of the following: Forest roads 8N03 6N03 8N01.
Area & Trail Closures: For public safety and to ensure safe access for firefighters and equipment public access is restricted in the fire area. Shasta-Trinity National Forest issued a Forest Order to close the Corral Complex Area and all trails and roads within the area on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest effective September 5 2013.