Posted by: ukiahhome | August 11, 2008

Smoky again. Fires still burning up north.

Today, the Ukiah area became smoky again. The wind has shifted, blowing smoke from various fires from the northeast in our direction.

Here’s a list of the larger fires still active in northern California:

  • Mendocino National Forest:
    • Yolla Bolly Complex: 86,192 acres at 90 percent contained. This complex of three fires is 47 miles southwest of Redding. Cultural sites are threatened. Active fire behavior was reported.
  • Shasta-Trinity National Forest:
    • Iron and Alps Complexes: 95,171 acres at 68 percent contained. This complex of three fires is one mile north of Junction City. Residences remain threatened.
    • Lime Complex: 64,502 acres at 97 percent contained. This complex of two fires is 14 miles west of Hayfork.
  • Klamath National Forest:
    • Bear Wallow Complex: 14,060 acres at 49 percent contained. This complex of two fires is 13 miles southeast of Happy Camp. Roads and trails are closed near the fire.
    • Siskiyou Complex: 61,404 acres at 64 percent contained. This complex is 18 miles southwest of Happy Camp. Cultural sites remain threatened.
    • Panther: 21,802 acres at 28 percent contained. This fire is 14 miles southwest of Happy Camp. Restricted traffic flow was reported on state highway 96. Recreation sites are currently closed.
  • Six Rivers National Forest:
    • Ukonom Complex: 49,929 acres at 80 percent contained. This complex is 10 miles east of Orleans. Structures and cultural sites remain threatened.
    • Blue 2: 9,226 acres at 64 percent contained. This fire is 12 miles east of Klamath. Cultural and communication sites are threatened. Roads and trails are closed.
  • Others:
    • Canyon Complex (Plumas National Forest): 37,831 acres at 97 percent contained. This complex of three fires is 16 miles northeast of Paradise.
    • Craig (Butte Unit, Cal Fire): 2,001 acres at 95 percent contained. This fire is located 12 miles east of Oroville. Residences and cultural sites are currently threatened. Minimal fire activity was reported.
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