Fire area closure expanded for August Complex – North Zone Fire

Contact(s): Carol Underhill


Shasta-Trinity National Forest officials have issued a Forest Closure Order for the area of the August Complex – North Zone Fire burning on the South Fork Management Unit. The closure order No. 14-20-09 prohibits public entry on to National Forest System lands in the closure area, including roads, trails, and recreation sites. It supersedes 14-20-08 and is effective September 19, 2020 until the August Complex – North Zone Fire is declared out. The closure order and map are posted online at: www.fs.usda.gov/goto/stnf/forestorders.

The area closed is the portion of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest south and west of the forest boundary at Highway 36 west of Platina, west of County Road 302 to its northern intersection with Highway 3, west and south of County Road 301 from outside Hayfork, and south and east of County Road 311 and Forest Road 3N10 to the forest’s western and southern boundaries, and all National Forest System land and roads within that area. State and County Roads, as well as private land within this area, are not closed by the Forest, however, may be closed by State and County officials.

The fires in the August Complex began on August 17, 2020 and were started by lightning. The multiple small fires have expanded and grown together in the Shasta-Trinity, Mendocino, and Six Rivers National Forests, as well as areas outside the forests. The fires are being managed in three zones (North, South, and West) by the USDA Forest Service and CAL FIRE. It is currently the largest wildfire in California history. For additional information about the August Complex – North Zone Fires, please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6983/.

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