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FireWatch: River Complex Fire is 23,085 acres with 3% containment

The complex consists of 10 active fires.

Posted: Aug 7, 2021 10:25 AM
Updated: Aug 7, 2021 10:53 AM

ETNA, Calif.—According to the Klamath National Forest, fire behavior at the River Complex Fire has been mostly low to moderate as it backs off the ridges into the South, Middle and North Forks of the Salmon River.

So far, the Haypress Fire has grown by approximately 1,009 acres for total acreage of 14,509.

The Summer Fire grew approximately 882 acres from the previous day for total acreage of 7,493.

The Cronan Fire is currently 1,082 acres.

Total acreage for the complex is 23,085 acres with 3% containment.

The complex consists of 10 active fires, 3 of which have been contained and are in patrol status.

Most of the active fires are one half to 20 acres in size.

Crews are working to construct direct and indirect lines. This in combination with firing operations to contain the larger fires.

Warmer and drier conditions were developed over the River Complex on Friday and warmer and drier conditions will persist this weekend.

Evacuation orders: Siskiyou County has issued evacuation orders for the communities of Cecilville, Summerville, Petersburg, and Sawyers Bar.

An evacuation order means there is immediate threat to life and is a lawful order to leave now. The area is closed to public access.

Road closures: The Callahan-Cecilville Road is closed from approximately 1 mile west of the community of Callahan to Cecilville.

Priorities remain protection of identified values at risk within the complex and all fires are planned for full suppression.

Resources:
• 335 personnel
• 6 hand crews
• 3 helicopters
• 20 engines
• 3 dozers
• 1 water tender

Additional personnel and equipment have been requested .

Numerous fires in the area and across the country are limiting available resources at this time.

A virtual community meeting on Facebook Live is scheduled for tonight August 7, 2021 at 5:00 pm on the Klamath National Forest’s Facebook page. If the public has questions prior to the Virtual Meeting tonight feel free to ask them via Klamath National Forest’s Facebook page prior to the meeting.

For additional information, call the River Complex Fire information line at (925) 588-6706 or go to the InciWeb page at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7760/

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