Red Salmon Complex continues to burn over 120,000 acres

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) — The Red Salmon Complex Fire continues to burn across 3 national forests, and has now reached more than 120,000 acres with 31% containment.

Firefighters are working to secure control lines along Tish Tang Ridge to Box Camp to protect the Hoopa Valley Reservation, Willow Creek, and surrounding communities. Crews are also building containment line to surround about 100 acres of fire that pushed over containment lines in the Colgrove Branch of Mill Creek.

“There’s a pretty high level of confidence that will be picked up there as long as the fire conditions stay about the same, moderate fire behavior there,” according to Planning Operations Chief Richard Parrish.

Evacuation warnings remain in effect for the Forks of Salmon and the community of Denny.