Red Salmon Complex Remains at 1,060 Acres

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The Red Salmon Complex — which includes the Red Fire and the Salmon Fire — remains at 1,060 acres with zero containment, according to this morning’s update.

The lightning-caused fires burning in the Six Rivers and Shasta Trinity National Forests are being fought by air and on the ground. A helibase has been set up in Willow Creek to assist the effort.

“Additional firefighters and resources continue to arrive to assist with suppressing both the Red and Salmon Fires,” a news release states. “Helicopter operations continue to assist ground crews in fire attack operations.”

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The Red Salmon Complex continues to burn in the Six Rivers and Shasta Trinity National Forests. The Complex is currently at 1,060 acres and 0% contained.

Additional firefighters and resources continue to arrive to assist with suppressing both the Red and Salmon Fires. Helicopter operations continue to assist ground crews in fire attack operations.

The Red Fire continues to grow in size by backing downslope to the west towards the Middle Fork of Red Cap Creek and expanding to the north towards the 10N01 Road at Salmon Summit. Crews are working along the 10N01 Road system towards the Lubbs Trail. They are preparing this road as a control line as the fire moves in this direction. Firefighters continue to scout for opportunities to place control lines from the Black Mountain area to the South towards Pack Saddle Ridge. Crews continue to strengthen and improve old control lines on the Salmon Summit Ridgeline to the South towards Whiteys Peak and progressing to Salmon Mountain.

The Salmon Fire continues to burn at primarily low intensity with some short range spotting near the Salmon Summit Ridge. Firefighters has been improving control lines along this ridgeline and have been able to contain the spot fires and hold the fire at the ridge. Crews are working to prepare and strengthen control lines along the Salmon Summit ridgeline to the Southeast towards Rock Lake.

A high pressure system is moving into the area which is predicted to create an inversion. This predicted weather will supply dry air conditions with poor humidity recovery as well as the possibility of smoke laying down over the fire area.

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