Red Salmon Complex Fire grows to more than 95,000 acres

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) — Firefighters continue to battle the Red Salmon Complex Fire that broke out more than a month and a half ago and has burned more than 95,000 acres. Looking at specifics, the fire has grown to 95,210 acres and is 17% contained.

With containment on the west flank inching towards completion, the focus is now on extending and improving fire line moving east to protect Willow Creek, Salyer, and other communities along Highway 299.

The dozer line along Hostler Ridge to Tish Tang Ridge continues to be the primary line for firing operations in order to keep the fire east of the 10N02 Road and Hoopa Reservation boundary.