State ID: CA
3 letter designator: KNF
Fire name: River Complex - 20+ lightning fires
Location: Scott/Salmon Ranger District
Rate of spread:
Report on Conditions:
Radio channels: KNF River
Scanner link: Siskiyou County Sheriff and Fire - West
Agency Website: Klamath NF Lightning July 2021 Information - InciWeb the Incident Information System
Seven of the fires have been called contained or have been called out: the Campbell, Post, Kelly, Snuse, Whisky, Bar and Spring fires.
Smokejumping operations were successful on the Island Fire in the Marble Mountain Wilderness today. The fire remains at 3 acres.
There are approximately a dozen additional fires within the River Complex. The largest of these fires includes the Cronan fire, which is located 3.5 miles NNW of Sawyers Bar and is approximately 20 acres, burning to the northwest. It was staffed today with hotshots supported by air resources. The Graham Fire is 3 miles north of Matthews Creek Campground, burning on a ridgetop. Two hand crews, a dozer and an engine are on scene working to contain this 3-acre fire. The Haypress Fire is roughly 20 acres burning on the north side of I Am Up Ridge, 2 miles southeast of Shadow Creek Campground. The Summer Fire is roughly 3 acres and near the Trinity Alps Wilderness, east of the China Gulch Trailhead. Both the Haypress and the Summer fires are being monitored by air until crews can get to them.
The rest of the fires on the River Complex are less than an acre in size. Information is continuing to come in from the field as the fires are staffed and may change as better intel is acquired.
Numerous resources from outside the Klamath National Forest are working on these fires to supplement local suppression resources, including Smokejumpers, heli-rappelers, and contracted fire engines and hand crews. CAL FIRE’s Siskiyou Unit is also providing assistance. Additional resources have been requested to support suppression operations.