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Monday, August 12, 2013

CA-SRF- Corral Complex Fire: 12,503 acres, 92% cont. Expect containment 10/02/2013. Suppression repair continues. #Cafire

CA-SRF Corral Complex Fire Six Rivers National Forest  #CorralComplex


The fire is expected to slowly spread towards the southwest into Horse Linto Creek and to the northwest in the South Fork of the Tish Tang Creek. There is a potential for the fire to move to the west, which would threaten the eastern boundary of the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation. The fire was smoldering and creeping with rolling material still a concern. Heavy dead logs within the interior continue to smolder. 

Update 9-26 0900: 12,503 acres, 95% contained. Suppression repair continues. Effective 1800, North Ops will be moving to Preparedness Level 1.
Update 9-25 0900: 12,503 acres, 95% contained. Suppression repair continues.
Update 9-24 1900: 12,503 acres, 95% contained. Suppression repair continues. Expected containment 10/02/2013. Minimum fire activity observed.
Update 9-23 0900: 12,503 acres, 95% contained. Expected containment 10/02/2013. Franklin, ICT3. Overnight fire activity was minimal.
Update 9-22 0900: 12,503 acres, 92% contained. Expected containment 10/02/2013. Franklin, ICT3. The fire area received approximately 2.67" inches of rain in the last 24 hours.
Update 9-21 1900: 12.503 acres, 92% contained. Expected containment 10/02/2013. Franklin, ICT3. Precipitation occurred over the fire area today resulting in minimal fire activity.
Update 9-21 0900: 12,503 acres, 89% contained. Expected containment 10/02/2013. Franklin, ICT3. Minimal fire behavior activity was observed. Measurable precipitation occured over the fire area yesterday and ranged from 1.50" to 1.75" inches
Update 9-20 1900: 12,503 acres, 89% contained.
Update 9-20 0900: 12,503 acres, 89% contained. Expected containment 10/2/2013. Franklin, ICT3. Fire behavior increased slightly yesterday due to approaching frontal system, but remained a backing and smoldering fire within containment lines. Demob of excess resources is occurring. Initial attack activity was light throughout the GACC yesterday.
Update 9-19 1900: 12,503 acres, 89% contained. Expected containment 10/2/2013. Franklin, ICT3. Minimal fire behavior observed due to higher humidities. Crews continue to work direct fire edge in Horse Linto Creek drainage, where terrain allows. National Weather Service - Medford has upgraded the fire weather watch to a Red Flag Warning from 1200 Friday to 2000 Friday for gusty winds and low relative humidities for Siskiyou County from the Cascade Mountains east and south to Mt. Shasta - Modoc County. http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/firewx/cafw/rfwwarningsbycwa.php?pil=XXXRFWMFR
Update 9-19 0900: 12,503 acres, 89% contained. Expected containment 10/2/2013. Franklin, ICT3. Fire behavior has been reduced to minimum backing, with smoldering and some rollout within containment lines. Crews are now able to work direct fire edge in the Horse Linto Creek drainage where terrain allows.
Update 9-18 1900: 12,503 acres, 89% contained.
Light initial attack reported in North Ops today.
Update 9-18 0900:  12,503 acres, 89% contained. Expected containment 10/02/2013. Franklin, ICT3. Cooling and increased nighttime humidity recovery has moderated fire behavior..
Update 9-17 1900:  12,503 acres, 89% contained. Expected containment 10/02/2013. Franklin, ICT3. Minimal smoldering and heat held in by heavy fuels near the line. High humidity including light mist in the morning continues to diminish fire behavior.
Update 9-16 1900:  12,503 acres, 89% contained. Expected containment 09/26/2013. Franklin, ICT3. Observed fire behavior today was slightly active with some open flame however spread is largely smoldering with large logs and snags holding heat. As rehabilitation operations are completed, excess personnel are being released daily.
Update 9-15 0900:  12,503 acres, 92% contained. Expected containment 10/02/2013. Franklin, ICT3. The fire area received approximately 2.67" inches of rain in the last 24 hours.
Update 9-14 0900: 12,500 acres, 79% contained. Expected containment 09/20/2013. Franklin, ICT3. Low to moderate fire behavior activity was reported today. Fire behavior should diminish to backing and smoldering with the anticipated improvement of humidity recoveries this evening. A cooling trend is expected to begin this weekend bringing cooler temperatures and higher RH.
Update 9-14 0900: 12,498 acres, 79% contained. Expected containment 09/20/2013. Franklin, ICT3. A Type 3 organization is now in place. Relative humidity recovery last night was poor compared to previous evenings.The fire is expected to continue to back and rollout inside the containment line as the weather continues to become hotter and dryer. A cooling trend is expected to begin this weekend bringing cooler temperatures and higher RH. Fire crews will continue with suppression repair work where completion can be made safely.
Update 9-13 1900: 12,491 acres, 79% contained. Expected containment 09/20/2013. Franklin, ICT3. Continued backing fire, rollout and spread, especially on southwest-west facing slopes on the upper 1/3rd of slopes. Complexity of organization is now Type III. There is 10 miles of direct open fire line due to inaccessible terrain. There are two active areas along the southwestern fire perimeter within 0.8 miles of primary indirect line. A cooling trend is expected to begin this weekend bringing cooler temperatures and higher RH.
Update 9-12 0900: 12,345 acres, 79% contained. Expected containment 09/18/2013. Pincha-Tulley/Mendes, Unified Command. The fire is expected to continue to smolder inside the containment line as the weather continues to become hotter and dryer. The fire continued to creep and back southwest into the Horse Linto Drainage. Rolling material is still a concern. Most burning material that does roll out should not cause progression of the fire and will be well inside the primary indirect containment lines. Fire acreage increase is due to better mapping data.Transition from CIIMT#3 to the Type 4 organization is occurring today, 9/12 at 0600.
Update 9-10 0900: 12,295 acres, 79% contained. Expected containment 09/11/2013.Pincha-Tulley /Mendes, Unified Command. The fire continues to smolder inside containment lines. Rolling material is still a concern. Most burning material that does roll out should not cause progression of the fire and will be well inside primary indirect containment lines. There were no night operations due to steep and inaccessible terrain. All fire area closures remain in effect. Significant demobilization has begun.
Update 9-9 1900: 12,295 acres, 79% contained. Expected containment 09/11/2013. Pincha-Tulley/Mendes, Unified Command. The fire is expected to continue to smolder inside the containment line as the weather continues to become hotter and dryer. Roll out did occur in the Horse Linto Creek area today and resulted in a quarter acre of growth, but did not cross the creek. This is still well within the primary indirect contingency lines.
Update 9-8 0900: 12,295 acres, 79% contained. Pincha-Tulley /Mendes, Unified Command. Expected containment 09/11/2013.Relative humidity recovery will be poor compared to previous evenings, but fire behavior is still expected to be limited. Crews will to pull pumps off select contingency lines. Work will continue on chipping slash, improving direct fire line and mop-up. No night operations will be performed, no crews will be spiked or coyote out in the field. A plan for transition from CIIMT #3 to a Type III team has been pushed back to Wednesday 9/11/13, due to hot and dry weather.
Update 9-7 0900: 12,295 acres, 79% contained. Expected containment 09/10/2013. Pincha-Tulley /Mendes, Unified Command. The fire is smoldering and creeping inside containment lines. Rolling material is still of concern. Heavy dead & down logs and isolated patches of snow brush within the interior continue to smolder. Several stovepipes were smoking inside the containment lines. The fire is smoldering and creeping inside containment lines. A plan for transition to a Type III team has been scheduled for Tuesday 9/10/13.
Update 9-6 190012,295 acres, 79% contained. Expected containment 09/10/2013. Pincha-Tulley /Mendes, Unified Command. The fire was smoldering and creeping with rolling material still a concern. Heavy dead logs within the interior continue to smolder.  The fire is expected to slowly spread towards the southwest into Horse Linto Creek and to the northwest in the South Fork of the Tish Tang Creek. There is a potential for the fire to move to the west, which would threaten the eastern boundary of the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation.
Update 9-6 090012,295 acres, 73% contained. Expected containment 09/10/2013. Pincha-Tulley /Mendes, Unified Command.
 A tentative plan for transition to a Type 3 organization has been scheduled for Tuesday 9/10.
Update 8-30 190011,924 acres, 38% contained. The fire exhibited creeping, backing, and isolated short uphill runs from material roll-out. The fire was most active on the southern portion of the fire. There was some open flame observed in the Horse Linto Creek area. Air attack coordinated with personnel on the ground to keep the fire in check.With the limited fire activity, hand crews were able to make significant progress on the direct and indirect containment lines.CIIMT-5 (Joseph ICT1) times out today (9/1). CIIMT-3 (Pincha-Tulley ICT1) shadowed today and will assume command at 0600 tomorrow.
Update 8-29 090011,828 acres, 17% contained. Joseph, CA IMT1, Expected containment 10/1. Unified Command (Joseph/Jackson). Creeping and backing fire behavior observed with some open flame in the heavier ground fuels. There was minimal fire spread overnight. Southwest area of the fire will continue with line constructions and improvement of indirect dozer line. North area of the fire will continue with direct handline construction from Bear Hold to Bret Corral. Northeast area will construct direct line from H-2 on Trinity Mountain to both the north and south. There is a community event scheduled in Willow Creek this Saturday.
Update 8-28 090011,777 acres, 17% contained.Joseph, CA IMT1,  Expected containment 10/1. Creeping and backing fire was observed with some open flame in the heavier ground fuels. There was minimal fire spread. With the reduced fire behavior and increased resources, significant progress was made today on the direct, indirect, and contingency lines. There is a community event scheduled in the community of Denny this Saturday. Incident personnel are working closely with community representative to inure safety and minimize disruptions to both the incident and event.
Update 8-27 090011,772 acres, 5% contained.  Joseph, CA IMT1, Expected containment 10/1. Creeping and backing fire was observed in the heavier ground fuels with occasional isolated tree torching. There was minimal fire spread. Fine fuels continue to dry out from moisture event and increased fire activity is expected in the near future. The fire is within 3 air miles of the community of Denny.
Update 8-26 090011,707 acres, 5% contained.  Expected containment 10/1/2013. Joseph, CA IMT1. Creeping and backing fire was observed with some open flame in the heavier ground fuels. There was minimal fire spread overnight.  Today's weather is expected to be warmer and dryer. The fire is expected to be more active. Movement is predicted to be 1/8 - 1/4 mile. The fire is expected to exhibit backing, creeping, and isolated open flame in the heavier ground fuels. There is the potential for short duration upslope runs when the conditions come into alignment. The areas with the highest potential for spread are the Tish Tang area on the northwest flank, the Horse Linto area on the south flank, and Quinby Creek area on the southeast flank.
Update 8-25 1900: 11,707 acres, 5% contained. Unified Command Joseph/Mendes. Expected containment 10/01/2013. Significant progress was accomplished on the north portion of the fire, were crews were able engage in direct fire attack. Type II hand crews arrived today to replace crews that timed out. The Type III and Type VI engines arrived and were put to work preparing structures, laying hose lines, and supporting heavy equipment operations. There were several lightning strikes in the fire area last night. A few new smokes were observed north and south, outside of the main portion of the fire. Two of the newly arrived hand crews were utilized to locate and contain these fires.
Update 8-25 0900: 11,247 acres, 0% contained. Unified Command Joseph/Mendes. Expected containment 10/01/2013. There was a thunderstorm, with a few lightning strikes, and light rain that moved through the area last night. The rain moderated the fire behavior, especially in the southern portion of the fire. The fire continued to creep and back through the night. Southwest portion of the fire-continue construction and improvement of indirect dozer line. West portion of the fire -coordinate with Hoopa resources to continue construction and improvement of the contingency line. North-continue hand line construction from Bear Hole to Bret Corral in preparation for a firing operation. South portion of the fire - continue to improve roads and remove hazardous snags. Contingency Group is scouting the southwestern portion of the fire for potential locations for contingency line construction to protect the Hoopa Indian Reservation and pre-plan for structure protection in the surrounding communities
Update 8-24 1900: 11,247 acres, 0% contained. Expected containment 10/01/2013. The fire remained more active last night and is anticipated to remain active tonight. Most of the activity is expected on the ridges and higher elevations with backing, creeping, and occasional short upslope runs. The areas with the highest potential for spread are the Tish Tang area, the Horse Linto area and the Trinity Mountain area.
Update 8-23 1900: 10,364 acres, 0% contained. Expected containment 10/1/2013. Unified Command (Joseph/Mendes). The spot fire on the north aspect of Tish Tang Point continues to back towards the Tish Tang Creek. The spot fire east of Tish Tang Point continued to burn, but had minimal spread. The fire is established on the south side of Horse Linto creek and is burning towards the ridge. The fire is within 1/4 mile of the eastern boundary of the Hoopa Reservation and within 2 miles of the Water Dog Lake area.
Update 8-23 0900:  10,239 acres, 0% contained. Expected 10/1/2013. Unified Command (Joseph/Mendes). The spot fire on the north aspect of Tish Tang Point has now grown to 300 acres. There is an additional spot fire east of Tish Tang Point Point that is within 1/4 mile of the Hoopa Reservation boundary. A community meeting held Hoopa Tribe was well attended.
Update 8-22 0900:  9,780 acres, 0% contained. Expected containment 10/1/2013. Unified Command (Joseph/Mendes) Fire was active above the thermal belt at the 4,000 foot elevation. The fire spotted approximately 1/2 mile to the west and became well established on the north aspect of Tish Tang Point. The thunderstorms in the area increased fire activity, but there were no significant outflow winds affecting the fire. Community meeting planned this evening.

Update 8-21 1900:  8,946 acres, 0% contained. Expected containment 10/1/2013. Unified Command (Joseph/Mendes). The fire continued to spread through creeping and backing fire today as the cloud cover maintained a smoke inversion over the fire area. Firefighters continued to prep firelines in the north portion of the fire for a planned firing operation during tomorrow's operational shift.
Update 8-21 0900:   8,646 acres, 0% contained. Expected containment 10/1/2013. Unified Command (Joseph/Mendes). IR flight from last night shows that the fire has become establised in the Tish Tang drainage. Fire has also become established in the Horse Linto drainage south of Trinity Mountain. Fire behavior remained stable with lack of thunderstorm activity in the fire area. Construction of indirect dozer lines continues in the southwest portion of the fire. Handline construction continues from Bear Hole to Bret Corral. Western portion of the fire is being scouted for fireline location construction.
Update 8-20 1900:  5,523 acres, 0% containment. Expected containment 10/1/2013. Unified Command, Joseph/Mendes. Smoke conditions have limited the time and location where aircraft can be used. Fire is spreading to the west and smoke continues to impact the Hoopa Valley area. Potential fire spread to the west may impact the Shasta-Trinity National Forest and the community of Denny.
Update 8-20 0900: 5,523 acres, 0% containment. Expected containment 10/1/2013. CIMT 5, Joseph. Smoke conditions have limited the time and location where aircraft can be used. Fire is spreading to the west and smoke continues to impact the Hoopa Valley area. Potential fire spread to the west may impact the Shasta-Trinity National Forest and the community of Denny.
Update 8-19 0900:  4,600 acres, 0% contained  Expected containment:  10/01/2013. Unified Command between IMT2 SOCAL 2 and Hoopa Valley Tribe. Snags, remote wilderness location, lack of resources. Spotting 1/8 mile ahead of large fires. Concern remains about smoke impacts and fire spread west towards the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation, as well as potential easterly spread to the Shasta-Trinity NF and the community of Denny. CIIMT5 shadowing for transition on August 20 at 0600 hours.
Update 8-18 1900:  4,450 acres, 0% contained  Expected containment:  10/01/2013. Garwood, IMT2 SOCAL 2.Snags, remote wilderness location and fire spotting up to 1/8 of a mile.  In brief with Joseph, CIIMT 5 occurred today at ICP.
Update 8-18 0900: 3,900 acres, 0% contained  Expected containment: 10/01/2013. Garwood, IMT2 SOCAL 2.Snags, remote wilderness location and fire spotting up to 1/8 of a mile.  In brief with CIIMT 5 occurs today at ICP
Corall Complex Fire Location, Perimeter and Hotspot Map
Corall Complex Fire Location, Perimeter and Hotspot Map
Update 8-17 0900: 3,530 acres, 0% contained. Estimated containment 10/1/2013. The fire will be going into Unified Command as of 0600 August 17, with the Hoopa Valley TribeSnags, remote wilderness location, lack of resources and spotting 1/8 mile ahead of the fire continues to challenge firefighting resources.
Update 8-16 0900: 2,900 acres, 0% contained. Snags, remote wilderness location and lack of resources continue to impact suppression efforts. Fire is burning within the 2009 Backbone Fire and continues moving east and north, with backing fire to the south and west.
Update 8-15 0900: 2,500 acres, 0% contained. No new information received.
Update 8-13 0900: 887 acres, 0% contained. Transition is underway from SRF Type 3 IMT to Don Garwood's Type 2 SoCal #2 IMT. The team will take command of the incident at 0600 tomorrow.  Long-term planning is underway with representatives of the Hoopa Tribe and the Shasta-Trinity NF.  Continued scouting and opening of trails in the 1999 Megram fire footprint around the active fires is ongoing.
Update 8-13 0900:  809 acres 0% contained. This fire is burning in the Megram Fire footprint from 1999, on Tish Tang Ridge. Type 2 team SOCAL#2 Garwood will transition today.
Update 8-12 1900: 809 acres 0% contained. This fire is burning in the Megram Fire footprint from 1999, on Tish Tang Ridge. Type 2 team on order. SOCAL#2 Garwood will transition tomorrow.

Location:  Wildfire burning in the Megram Fire footprint from 1999, on Tish Tang Ridge. The Megram fire burned 125,000 acres in 1999 in the same area where a 1996 major wind event 
led to high fuel accumulation.

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