River Complex Fire

Trinity County Last Update: Thursday, October 1, 2015 8:06 a.m. PDT

Acres burned
Jul 30
Started (2015)
Air Quality Index (Worst: 500)
River Complex Fire
Location of
New River Drainage
Structures Threatened
Structures Destroyed
As of 12:00 09/02/2015, evacuations and road closures were lifted on the Denny Road between Quinby and Huddleston.

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August 2, 2015 9:54 p.m. PDT

Firefighters are focused on preparing and defending structures in the area of Denny, Dailey and Hoboken. They are also maintaining access into Denny after a large tree fell across Denny Road last night. There are many hazard trees throughout the fire area posing a danger to firefighters and motorists. Smoke has decreased visibility in the fire area. This has prohibited the use of aircraft over the fire. Smoke conditions may also limit visibility on local roads and highways. Motorists are urged to use caution when travelling in the area due to the smoke hazard and the potential of firefighters working along the roadways. There are 18 fires in the complex. With the potential for new starts, and as fires grow together that number is expected to change. There is a chance of dry lightning in the forecast. Firefighters are prepared for initial attack in the immediate area should the need arise. The fire is being managed by California Inter-Agency Incident Management Team 3 under the command of Mark von Tillow. As additional resources arrive the current focus will expand to address other areas of the complex.

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Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Damage Assessment
Road Closures
As of 12:00 09/02/2015, evacuations and road closures were lifted on the Denny Road between Quinby and Huddleston.
Current Situation
The fire continues to low intensity burn along parts of the eastern edge of the fire into the western boundaries of the Trinity Alps Wilderness with only an occasional flare up. The spot fire that jumped the New River Saturday was lined and contained, being held to 5-7 acres on Sunday and today members of the Diamond Mountain Shot crew finished putting it out. The complex was cold trailed along the Fawn Creek Drainage on the northern border of the complex all the way to the 2013 Corral Fire burn scar. The shot crew is "spiking out" on the edge of the wilderness area and will complete this task Tuesday. A second crew began scouting along the East Fork of the Trinity River to keep the fire south of the river. Saw teams have almost finished clearing the Denny Rd of snags and should be able to complete all or most of their mission tomorrow. Additional saw teams are being sent from Denny Rd. down CR 443 as far Five Waters Rd to clear it as well. Along the rest of the fireline fire suppression rehab efforts are progressing well and patrol efforts along the rest of the contained firelines are being maintained.
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Cooperating Agencies
Increased stability & slightly increased fire behavior occasionally has degraded air quality in the surrounding area, although not to the levels as during earlier stages of the fire. NW winds are forecasted each afternoon, which will help disperse smoke.
Phone Numbers
(530) 628-0039

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