Red Flag warning expired for Red Salmon Fire, Some evacuation warnings remain active


HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM)-The Red Salmon Fire is now at 142,766 acres and climbed one percent containment bringing that total to 63%.

The red flag warning – expired as of Friday evening.

Operation Chief Al Ward is working the Red Salmon Fire.

“That red flag alert, we dropped our intensities and wind but we still have very, very dry conditions,” he said. “So without the wind and the dry conditions, we have a lot of available fuel.”

According to Ward, an increase in fire activity will be visible.

“Interior though in the Methodist creek area you will still see fire and smoke production in that area, as a big green island cleans itself up and back down into the ridge,” he said.

Evacuation warnings remain in place at this time for Forks of Salmon, Cecilville, and nearby residences.

Areas and roads within and near the fire perimeter on the Klamath, Six Rivers, and Trinity National forests remain closed.

More information on closures and evacuation statuses can be found by clicking here.