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NorCal Fires: What A Difference a Weekend Makes

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River Complex Near Denny, California, August 30, 2015

MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 10 AM ... Lower temperatures, higher humidity, and rain brought much needed relief to the wildfires of Trinity, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties.

Rain totals over the weekend ranged from a tenth of an inch throughout most of Trinity County to almost two inches near the Gasquet and Nickowitz fire complexes east of Crescent City. 

The favorable weather conditions are expected to persist throughout most of the week as crews continue to make major strides in containment across all the wildfires in the region.

DENNY (River Complex)

Acres = 68,983

Containment = 45%

Personnel = 487

Containment jumped nearly 20 percent over the weekend. 

As of 9 AM on Sunday, August 30, all evacuations and road closures have been lifted with the exception of Denny Road above Quimby. A hard closure and mandatory evacuation remains in effect for the area around Miller and Huddleston Ranches.

Today a slow warming and drying trend is expected to occur as high pressure builds. Gusting north winds are forecast for higher elevations.  

More information HERE

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Wrapped Fire Tower, Gasquet Complex, August 28, 2015 | InciWeb

GASQUET COMPLEX

Acres = 28,614

Containment = 39%

Personnel = 796

Containment jumped 12 percent over the weekend. The Coon and Feeder fires are 100 percent contained.

The Peak Fire has burned 11, 366 acres and is at 7 percent containment. Contingency lines continue to be built along the northwest and southwest flanks. 

The Bear Fire has burned 10,666 acres and is at 27 percent containment. Crews are building 25-30 miles of contingency lines along the north, south, and west flanks in anticipation of fire encroachment on nearby wilderness areas. 

Forecast today is for a high around 75 degrees, relative humidity 35 percent, and winds gusting to 15 miles per hour in the afternoon. 

More information HERE.

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Here is a summary of the Trinity County Wildfires approaching full containment: