Fire area closure expanded for Red Salmon Complex Fire

Contact(s): Carol Underhill


Shasta-Trinity National Forest officials have issued a Forest Closure Order for the area of the Red Salmon Complex Fire burning in and around the Trinity Alps Wilderness. The closure order No. 14-20-11 prohibits public entry onto National Forest System lands in the closure area, including roads, trails and recreation sites. It supersedes Order No. 14-20-05 and is effective September 19, 2020 until the Red Salmon Complex Fire is declared out. The closure order and map are posted online at: www.fs.usda.gov/goto/stnf/forestorders.

The closure area encompasses the far northwest portion of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. This includes the area south of the Klamath/Shasta-Trinity National Forest boundary, east of the Six Rivers/Shasta-Trinity boundary, north of Highway 299, and west of County Road 426 (Wheel Gulch Road) and the Manzanita Ridge Trailhead. The eastern boundary extends generally north of the Manazanita Ridge Trailhead along section lines until intersecting the Klamath/Shasta-Trinity National Forest boundary near the Five Dollar Campsite on the Klamath National Forest. State and County Roads within this area are not closed by the Forest, however, may be closed by State and County officials.

Shasta-Trinity National Forest lands east of this closure area, including the North Fork Trinity River up to Morrison Cabin, North Fork Trailhead and Hobo Gulch Campground, are open for public use. Please note that there is a campfire/stove/smoking ban in place under Regional Order 20-14.

The fires in the Red Salmon Complex began on July 27, 2020 and were started by lightning. The fires have expanded and grown together in the Shasta-Trinity, Six Rivers and Klamath National Forests. For additional information about the Red Salmon Complex Fires, please visit InciWeb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6891 or their Facebook page www.facebook.com/RedSalmonComplex

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