Mad River Complex CA-SRF Mad River Complex Trinity County
Six Rivers National Forest The complex consists of 19 fires.
The Mad River Complex is a series of five lightning fires that started on July 30th, 2015. Crews have initiated structure defense and attacking the edge of the Gobbler and Pickett Fire around the Ruth Lake communities south of Highway 36. There are five fires that have been detected on the Mad River Ranger District and they include the Blake Mountain Fire, the Buck Mountain Fire, Lassic Fire, the Gobbler Fire and the Pickett Fire. Some of the fires are in remote areas with limited accessibility and will require days to access. Additionally, firefighters will be arriving throughout the next few days and begin to attack the other fires.
08/08/2015 0830: 17,852 acres, 30% Containment.
Yesterday, firefighters made good progress in containment efforts on the fires in the Mad River Complex.
The following are the primary values at risk: Structures - Communities of Ruth Lake, Mad River, and structures in the Van Duzen and Lassic areas'
Infrastructure - The Watershed, Ruth Lake reservoir, Meadow Dam, the power generating facility, transmission lines, Gas lines, cell towers, microwave towers, repeaters, and the road systems. Threatened and Endangered species - Lassic Lupine, Northern Spotted Owl, Trout and Salmon streams, and various habitats. Community - Schools, Community Centers, and health facilities. Recreation - Public/Private campgrounds, private camps, Lake use, hunting and fishing. Commercial - Logging, plantations, tourism, and local businesses. 24 hours: The following are the primary values at risk: Structures - Communities of Ruth Lake, Mad River, and structures in the Van Duzen and Lassic areas' Infrastructure - The Watershed, Ruth Lake
08/03/2015 0830: 13,127 acres, 5% contained. Active fire behavior with short range spotting. Threat to structures, power plant and distribution lines, Pickett Peak repeater and cell towers. Evacuations are in place for the Mad River and Ruth Lake area. Two structures have been destroyed.
08/02/2015 1130: 11,300 Acres, Total Personnel 350
08/02/2015 0830: 6,000+ acres, 0% contained. Complex consists of 19 fires that are merging into 5 large fires. CA IMT1 Team 5 (Minton) has been assigned. SOCAL IMT2 (Walker) has been assigned.
08/01/2015 0930: 1,500 acres, 0% contained. SOCAL IMT2 (Walker) has been assigned.
07/31/2015 1930: 400 acres, 0% contained. Type 2 team has been ordered.
07/31/2015 1330: 100 acres, 0% contained, Type 2 team has been ordered.
Location: Near the Ruth Lake area Trinity County.
GPS: 40.335 latitude, -123.383 longitude
Date of Origin Thursday July 30th, 2015 approx. 12:00 AM
Location Ruth Lake and Mad River Communities
Incident Commander Norm Walker-So. Cal Team 1
Incident Description Lightning Fires