HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) — Firefighters have officially been battling the Red Salmon Complex fire for 2 months now as it continues to grow across 3 national forests.
The fire has burnt about 108,000 acres and is now 31% contained. More than 500 personnel are fighting the fire.
“The road system that’s down in the creek of Knownothing Creek, crews are on that mopping up and keeping that fire held to the road as the fire progresses down. It hasn’t flopped over Knownothing Creek at this time, but things are looking really good out there. Once again, the moisture is helping crews out there extremely,” says Operations Section Chief Clint Gould.
The U.S. Forest Service announced the Klamath and Six Rivers National Forests will remain closed indefinitely.