The Lick Fire, burning outside the wilderness approximately two miles south of Applegate Lake, is estimated at 80 acres and is 10% contained. Seven 20 person handcrews and two felling teams will be working today to establish control lines on this fire. The Hello Fire, burning within the Red Buttes Wilderness, is now estimated to be 220 acres and remains at 0% containment. Today five 20 person handcrews and the 10 smokejumpers that originally attacked the fire will be working this fire. Both fires will be supported by 5 helicopters.
A Type 2 Incident Management Team (Norm Walker – IC) will assume command of the Lick and Hello Fires as well as the nearby Goff Fire on the Klamath National Forest tomorrow. All of the fires will be reported as the Fort Complex Fire.
The Emily, Cedar Basin and Goff Butte Fires have been declared out. The Fruit Fire has been declared contained.
The public is reminded that there are now road and trail closures and increased fire restrictions in place on the Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District. Please drive carefully along Upper Applegate River Road as there is heavy fire support traffic and helicopter operations occurring near the road.
For additional information of the public use restrictions and a map of the road and trail closures go to: www.fs.usda.gov/rogue-siskiyou.