Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Update on OES Strike Team

Lakeside, CA -

OES Strike Team continues to aid in the fire attack at the River Complex. The River Complex is managing a total of three fires that have merged in the Shasta-Trinity and Six Rivers National Forests. Acreage is currently 39,445 and containment at 18%.  High temperatures and low humidity will continue today with smoke hampering air operations until the inversion layer lifts. Crews are continually constructing contingency lines to protect the communities of Denny, Bell Ranch, Hoboken, Trinity Village, Hawkins Bar, Dailey, the Highway 299 corridor, and to protect life, property resources, and cultural values of the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation.


Crews receive briefing from the 
Strike Team Leader

Engineer Leetch keeps an eye out
 for tumbling debris

From July 29 -31, 2015, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest received 440 lightning strikes that resulted in over 60 fires.

Firefighters head up a fire road illuminated by the Engine

Due to current fire conditions in Northern California, fire closures and/or restrictions on public lands are expected for the 2015 hunting season. If you plan to hunt U.S Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management lands this year, it is important that you monitor the individual forest and/or resource area websites for updates on potential closures. Click on the following link for more information California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Post by M. Brown, LVG
Photos by Engineer D. Leetch, Lakeside Fire

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