CA | River Complex Fire

Tuesday Update | August 31, 2021

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The RIVER COMPLEX includes three current wildfires, Haypress, Summer and Cronan Fires in Siskiyou, Trinity Counties.

Collectively, there has been 106,165 total acres consumed along with a current 23% containment status.

A large plume of smoke from the Haypress Fire is visible west of the town of Etna, CA
Credit | USFS / Courtesy of CAIIMT15

CAUSE

The fire was lightning caused by a passing storm that impacted the area. It ignited these fires on July 30, 2021, around 0700 hours.

FUELS

Fuels include timber and brush.

CURRENT STATUS

Haypress Fire

  • Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and with uphill runs
  • Burning in the 2014 Coffee Fire burn scar
  • 70,049 acres consumed
  • Priority fire

Parker Spot Fire

  • Active fire behavior with potential for growth towards the Haypress Fire

Summer Fire

  • 30,161 acres lost
  • West end – some areas have intense heat, and others have moderate rates of spread
  • South end – many areas of intense heat, will continue to spread.

Cronan Fire

  • 5,918 acres consumed
  • Firefighters have made great progress on this fire
  • Mop-up and patrolling operations will continue

FIRE MANAGEMENT

  • Command is currently under a NIMO, IMT 13 as of Monday, August 30th at 0600 hours yesterday morning.
  • 771 total personnel, 11 crews, 9 copters, 41 engines, 19 dozers, 27 water tenders, 9 masticators, two skid-steers and three packstrings.

EVACUATIONS

Mandatory Orders

  • Cecilville
  • Summerville
  • Petersburg
  • Coffee Creek Road past the Sugar Pine Trailhead (Trinity County)

Warning Notices

  • Sawyers Bar
  • Coffee Creek
  • Trinity Center

Visit either or links for evacuation updates

https://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/emergencyservices

https://www.trinitycounty.org/OES

CLOSURES

Trinity County – Road Closures

  • Coffee Creek Road @ North Fork Trailhead, west of Hwy 3.
  • The Callahan-Cecilville Road is closed from approximately one-mile west of the community of Callahan to Cecilville
  • The Sawyers Bar Road from Froks of the Salmon to Forest Road 40N51

Sources: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7760/

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

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