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The Red Salmon Complex is now at 12,856 acres with 35 percent containment, according to this morning’s update.
The North Coast Air Quality Management District reports that smoke from the wildfire is continuing to impact local communities, with residents of Orleans, Weitchpec and the Hoopa Valley possibly seeing periods of “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” in the late morning and early afternoon, with conditions expected to improve overnight.
Residents in Klamath will likely see “Moderate” impacts overnight “as smoke drains downstream.” Coastal areas from Eureka to Crescent City are expected to see “Good” conditions today.
Read the North Coast Air Quality Management District release below:
The Red Salmon Complex in Trinity County’s wilderness area has grown to 12,856 acres with 35% containment. A return to cooler weather has brought improved air quality to the area. A southerly transport wind has pushed smoke north into communities along the California/Oregon border.
Areas along the river drainage can expect smoke to mix down to the surface in the late morning and early afternoon with improvement is expected overnight. A return to hot dry weather is in the forecast to return toward the weekend. An Air Resource Advisor (ARA) on the fire is providing daily smoke outlook forecasts, which include expected fire behavior and possible planned strategic firing operations in the air quality projections.
Improved smoke dispersion is forecast to continue for the next few days. This forecast is based on the latest weather, monitoring, fire activity information and will be updated as necessary.
• Humboldt County - Coastal areas expected to remain “Good” to “Moderate” depending on conditions. Orleans, Hoopa, Weitchpec and areas along the river drainages shall see “Good” to “Moderate” with periods of “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” to “Unhealthy” depending on proximity and fire activity.
• Trinity County - Areas are forecast to see “Good” to “Moderate” with periods of “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” depending on proximity and fire activity.
• Del Norte County – Coastal areas are expected to remain “Good’ to “Moderate”. The interior of Del Norte County is forecast to see “Moderate” with periods of “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” depending on conditions and proximity to the fire.