Red Salmon Complex burns over 2,000 acres, still at 0% containment

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) — The Red Salmon Complex fires continue to burn thousands of acres in the Six Rivers and Shasta-Trinity National Forests.

At last check, the complex is at 2,643 acres and 0% containment. To be more specific, the Red Fire has burned 1,966 acres and the Salmon Fire has burned 677 acres. Both fires are burning in steep, rugged terrain with limited access. We also know both fires were caused by lightning.

Air operations continue to support crews on the ground, as visibility and smoke conditions allow. Right now, Big Rock River Access has been closed in the interest of public safety. It’s being used as a dip site for helicopter operations in fire suppression efforts.