Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Thursday, October 21, 2021 10:51:32 PM PDT

Wildfire Incident Report

Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
Incident #
FWAC Incident ID
Incident Name
River Complex 2021 Fire
Last Updated
Thursday, October 21, 2021 10:00 PM PDT
(50 mins, 50 secs ago)
Fire Reported
Friday, July 30, 2021 7:30 AM PDT
(2 months ago)
Incident Type
58.6 miles SSW of Ashland, OR
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

                                                                             River Complex Fire Summary

Etna, CA- The River Complex Fire is comprised of the Haystack, Summer and Cornan fires located on both the Klamath National Forest, and the Shasta- Trinity National Forest. The incident started July 30, 2021 by multiple lightning fires. The Cronan fire is 100% contained and is in patrol status. The complex is currently being managed by the California Interagency Incident Management Team 15.  
Please visit the following links for more information: 

Smoke: www.wildlandfiresmoke.net/outlooks/NorthernCalifornia

Forest Closures:  Shasta-Trinity National Forest: www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/stnf/alerts-notices 

Klamath National Forest: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/klamath/notices/?cid=FSEPRD675594

Links:   Daily Smoke Report     |     Federal Aviation Flight Restrictions Map     

Facebook:  Klamath NF     |    Shasta-Trinity NF    |     Siskiyou County Sheriff     |     Trinity County OES      |     Trinity County Sheriff

Damage Assessment: For questions or information regarding the status of your property or for recovery assistance, call Trinity County Office of Emergency Services (OES) at 530-623-8223, call Siskiyou County Office of Emergency Services (OES) 530-841-2155.

Siskiyou County and 
Trinity County Evacuations: have been down graded to evacuation warnings.  Siskiyou County: www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/emergencyservices     Trinity County: www.trinitycounty.org/OES

Plan, Prepare, and Stay Aware: The geography, weather patterns and number of Wildland Urban Interface communities in California make it a state particularly threatened by devastating wildfire. As catastrophic wildfires continue to increase each year in California, make sure to protect yourself and your family – plan, prepare and stay aware. Property owners and residents in areas most at risk are encouraged to take the steps in CAL FIRE “Ready, Set, Go!” to be ready for wildfire.

Incident Type
Date of Origin
Friday July 30th, 2021 approx. 02:30 PM
Salmon Scott Ranger District
Incident Commander
Ty Isbell
Incident Description
Wildland Fire
41.389, -123.057
Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Estimated Containment Date
Monday October 25th, 2021 approx. 11:00 PM
Fuels Involved
Live and dead fuels are improving with the recent precipitation events after being critically dry due to severe drought. 1000-hour dead fuel moisture is well below 10% and live fuels are below 100%. Overstory vegetation is mixed conifer and surface fuels include shrubs and grass - Scott and Burgan fuel models TL8, TU5, SH7 and GS2.
Significant Events
Fire was handed over to local district.
Planned Actions
Fire suppression repair continues.
Projected Incident Activity
For more information please check "River Complex Post-Fire BAER"
Weather Concerns
Rain is expected
Incident Contact
Fire Information Line
Email: 2021.river@firenet.gov
Phone: 530-598-9353
Hours: 8 am - 8 pm, Daily
Fire Unit Information
Klamath National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1711 S. Main St
Yreka, CA 96097
Incident Map

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