Red Salmon Complex Fire has grown to more than 19,000 acres

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) — The Red Salmon Complex fire has grown to more than 19,000 acres as it continues to burn in the Six Rivers and Shasta Trinity National Forests.

At last check, the fire is combined total of 19,365 acres and is 41% contained. Crews made slow progress with firing operations along High Point Ridge overnight due to higher humidity, but there are no issues holding the line.

With a red flag warning in effect Monday, crews are focusing on firing operations along High Point Ridge, and the number one priority remains maintaining the footprint of the Red Cap section in the northwest area of the fire.

The red fire currently stands at 18,558 acres with 41% containment. The salmon fire is 807 acres and is 79% contained. Islands of vegetation inside this area are expected to burn, but will not threaten containment lines.

Right now, more than 980 personnel are battling the blaze.