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River Complex: California's Largest Active Wildfire

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California Wildfires as of August 27, 2015

At nearly 66,000 acres burned,  the River Complex surrounding the town of Denny is now California's largest active wildfire. 

Some relief may come this evening as lower temperatures, higher humidity, and as much as a quarter-inch of rain is forecast. Gusting winds at elevation, however, will continue to increase fire activity.

DENNY (River Complex; 530-276-8559)

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Suppression Tactics, River Complex, August 27, 2015 | InciWeb

Acres = 65,221

Containment = 27%

Personnel = 553

A Public Meeting is scheduled THIS EVENING at 6 PM at the Cox Bar Elementary School (304 Corral Bottom Road, Big Bar, 96010).

Nearly 5,000 acres have burned in the past 24 hours. Most of this was primarily in the Trinity Alps Wilderness where winds aligned with slopes. 

Denny defense operations have transitioned to mop-up and patrol status. No structural damage in Denny, or any other part of the complex,  has been reported. 

The River Complex is not expected to be fully contained until early October. 

More information HERE.

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GASQUET COMPLEX (707-925-3172)

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Gasquet Complex, August 27, 2015 | David Webb via InciWeb

Acres = 23,485

Containment = 27%

Personnel = 711

As with the River Complex (above) the weekend forecast is calling for lower temperatures, higher humidity, and up to a half inch of rain this evening into Saturday morning. Gusting winds are expected to persist. 

Coon Fire (5,652 acres): Ongoing defense is holding for the communities of Paradise Flats and Rock Creek; as is 3 miles of fire line along the western flank. 

Bear Fire (7,272 acres): Ongoing mop-up of the east and south perimeter. A dozer line is still in progress from Road 17N05 to South Siskiyou Creek.

Peak Fire (9,663 acres): Preparation of contingency lines outside the wilderness boundary to the northwest and southwest. 

More information HERE.

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Note: The Democrat Fire, west of Weaverville,  has remained at 128 acres burned and is now 75 percent contained. Personnel are demobilizing and remaining crews have transitioned to fire suppression repair activities.