Gasquet Fires: Low Containment & Big Winds
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 10:30 AM ... With the Gasquet Complex burning at a rate of about 1,000 acres-per-day, and four of the six fires still active, crews will now be faced with high winds. Ridge top winds of 20-25 miles-per-hour out of the southeast are expected, with a shift to westerly winds in the afternoon. Highs will be in the low 80's.
Containment has only increased 3 percent over the past five days.
GASQUET COMPLEX (707-925-3172)
Acres = 18,596
Containment = 20%
Personnel = 663
Structures Destroyed = 0
Fire lines are being constructed around Tollefson Ranch. No fire has crossed the South Fork of the Smith River.
In the northwest corner of the Bear Fire (approx. 6,000 acres) a containment line has been completed to the South Fork of the Siskiyou River. Fire has not crossed to the west side of Road 16N05.
Up-to-date information on forest and road closures HERE.