Wildfire Incident Information
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Fire Status
UNKNOWN
Last Updated
1 month ago
Fire Start
Thursday, July 28, 2022 5:00 PM PDT
Incident #
2022-NWCG-8299
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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 2 months ago

Incident Photo for the Yeti and Alexs Fire

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The Yeti Fire is burning on the Klamath National Forest in between the communities of Seiad and Happy Camp, California. The fire remains south of Highway 96. Fire activity is primarily minor interior smoke presence as small pockets of residual fuels are consumed.

All evacuation warnings have been lifted for the Yeti Fire.

A portion of Highway 96 is one-way controlled traffic due to the McKinney fire. Prior to traveling, please check CalTrans Road Conditions at https://roads.dot.ca.gov/ for the most current road conditions.

California Interagency Incident Management Team 10 will transfer command to the Klamath National Forest Type 3 organization on Sunday August 14th at 7 AM.

For updated information on the McKinney Fire, please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8287/.

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning
Date of Origin
Friday, July 29, 2022 12:00 AM PDT
Location
Seiad Valley, south of HWY 96 and south of the Klamath River
Incident Commander
Jeremy Hallinan
Jared Fletes (t)
Type 4
Coordinates
41.868, -123.278

Current Situation

Total Personnel
71
Size (Acres)
7,886
Containment
98%
Estimated Containment
Thursday, September 1, 2022 12:00 AM PDT
Fuels Involved
Timber (Grass and Understory)
Closed Timber Litter
Timber (Litter and Understory)

Fuels are primarily mixed conifer and hardwood timber stands interspersed with brush patches. Primary surface fuels include timber litter, and timber with an understory of small conifer patches, and brush. Heavy fuel concentrations and abundant snags are found throughout the fire area. Low canopy base heights are common with ladder fuels connecting surface to crown. The fire is currently smoldering in large down trees and stump holes.
Significant Events
Minimal
Creeping
Smoldering

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Continue mop up and keep the fire within the current containment lines. Continue roadside danger tree abatement
Projected Incident Activity
A warming and drying weather pattern will continue to support the potential of very active fire behavior of any ignitions outside of fire perimeter. Isolated pockets of activity will continue interior, with limited opportunities for backing on steep slopes along the Klamath River. Rolling material and falling snags on steep slopes may cause flare ups within the fire perimeter.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
Breezy winds from the north Saturday afternoon and evening will become light and variable Saturday night with excellent overnight RH recovery. High pressure aloft will gradually build over the region early next week, increasing temperatures and lowering humidity.

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Klamath National Forest
Phone: 530-842-6131
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fire Unit Information
Klamath National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1711 S. Main St
Yreka, CA 96097