SIX RIVERS NATIONAL FOREST – Six Rivers National Forest continues to be challenged by wildfires.
The Orleans Complex is now over 8,000 acres and is 51% contained. One of those fires, the Haypress Fire is the most active. It has crept out of the Marble Mountains and has crossed a section of Haypress Creek. It is threatening the historical Fowler Cabin that has been wrapped with a protective material. Mule packers hiked into the area and have established a camp to close the fire perimeter.
Farther south, the Ruth Complex is over 4,600 acres and is 90% percent contained. A transition from a Type 1 interagency firefighting team to a Type 4 managed by a Six Rivers National Forest team will take place Tuesday at 6 am.
Bow hunting season just opened August 19 but several areas are closed to public access for the safety of firefighters and the general public. If you’re heading out hunting this season, you could consider taking something like the best walkie talkie for hunting with you. They are a good idea for anyone venturing into the wilderness with a friend.
Check with the Orleans and Happy Camp Ranger District for the latest closure information or go to: www.inciweb.nwcg.gov