Friday, July 24, 2009

Six Rivers Takes Over The Backbone Fire

Six Rivers Takes Over the Backbone Fire

WILLOW CREEK, Calif. - The Backbone Fire is 90% contained and has remained at 6,324 acres for several days. As a result, the National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) has transitioned with a local Type 3 organization from the Six Rivers National Forest. This fire organization will continue to monitor any heat that remains in the interior, while continuing suppression repair activities around the perimeter.

Since the fire personnel assigned is downsizing, the camp located at Veterans Park in Willow Creek, California will officially close at noon today, Friday, July 24, 2009.

This will be the last daily update from the Backbone Fire, but periodic updates regarding suppression repair activities and closure status for trails and the Big Rock River Access can still be found at www.inciweb.org/incident/1716/.

Information inquiries can be made at the Lower-Trinity Ranger Station by calling: 530-629-2118.

Incident: Backbone Wildland Fire
Release No. FS-07 24 09 (1) July 24, 2009
Fire Information: 530-629-2816
www.inciweb.org/incident/1716/

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