ETNA, Calif-- The River Complex, burning in the Klamath National Forest, continues to remain active.
The latest information that NewsWatch 12 has gathered, shows that the complex continued to remain active overnight and will remain active throughout Saturday as active and light winds pass through the area.
The River Complex has burned 116,515 acres and is still 15% contained. The largest fire in the complex, the Haypress Fire, makes up more than half of the total land burned with 75,041 acres.
On the Haypress Fire, northwest and western parts of the fire saw increased fire behavior yesterday due to smoke clearing.
Today crews will be working to keep the fire west of the ridgelines in the Coffee Fire scar. Clearer air is expected to allow aircraft to use a mobile retardant base at Trinity Center.
Crews continue to work road systems and connect fire line along Highway 3. The majority of resources are engaged in Coffee Creek where structures are being prepped and a fire line is near completion.
Two helitankers dropped water in Sugar Creek yesterday in response to significant fire behavior.
On Monday, firefighters will host a community meeting at Trinity Center Elementary School Baseball Field at one in the afternoon.