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Saturday, July 25, 2015

CA-HUU Queen Fire: 9 separate fires burning in timber and slash near Pekwan

Queen Fire CA-HUU Queen Fire Complex Humboldt County 

Total of 9 separate fires burning in timber and slash

Update8-01-15 0800: 158 acres, 90% contained. Mop up in heavy logging slash continues.

Update 7-29-15 0800: 158 acres, 60% contained. Threat to natural resources has decreased due to improved containment and mop up.

Update 7-28-15 1800: 158 acres, 42% contained. Continued mop-up in heavy fuels and slash

Update 7-27-15 0800: 200 acres, 30% contained. Minimal fire activity observed overnight.

Update 7-25-15 0800: 200 acres, 0% contained.

Location: Near the community of Pekwan, Humboldt County, California. It was located on the Lower Klamath River at the mouth of Pecwan Creek, at an elevation of 85 feet. Wikipedia
Weather: 66°F (19°C), Wind NW at 8 mph (13 km/h), 73% Humidity
ROC: Moderate fire behavior with short range spotting in steep and rugged terrain.


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