Red Salmon Complex Fire grows to more than 82,000 acres

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) — The Red Salmon Complex Fire has grown to more than 80,000 acres as it continues to burn across 3 national forests just east of the Hoopa Valley Reservation. At last check, the complex is a combined total of 82,744 acres and is now 19% contained.

Crews are focusing on repositioning containment lines to prevent fire spread towards both the Forks of Salmon and towards Highway 93. The fire is backing in Tish Tang Creek, which could lead to potential future runs. Fire officials also say that fire behavior predictions suggest once the inversion lifts Friday, there is potential for fire spread in all directions.

The 10N02 road will continue to serve as a primary line for containing the blaze east of the Hoopa Valley Reservation. Evacuation orders remain in effect for communities in Trinity and Siskiyou counties.