Red Fire 5% contained, Salmon Fire: 29% contained


HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM)-Not too far from the Jones Point Fire is the Red-Salmon Complex Fire still burning since July 27th.

Hotter and drier conditions are expected over the weekend caused a red flag warning to be issued for Sunday and Monday, and for the fire area, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

Red Fire activity increased Sunday afternoon crossing Red Cap Creek on the west flank.

That fire is 5,218 acres and 5% contained, Saturday, crews made significant progress along the fire’s northern edge through strategic firing operations

The salmon fire is 759 acres and 29% contained, Saturday, firefighters finished both direct and indirect containment lines around the fire.

Crews will strengthen those containment lines and conduct mop-up operations Sunday.

Widespread smokey conditions are possible for the next couple of days, as large fire growth may occur.

That may affect communities between Somes Bar and Willow Creek.

Air quality may change unexpectedly, daily smoke forecasts and air quality information can be found by clicking here.

This is an ongoing story that we’re following — we will update you as soon as more information becomes available.