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									                       LIME COMPLEX
                        FIRE UPDATE
                USDA Forest Service ● Shasta-Trinity National Forest ● Public Affairs & Communications
        3644 Avtech Parkway, Redding, CA 96002 ● Voice (530) 226-2500 ● Web: www.fs.fed.us/r5/shastatrinity


Update No. FS-071708                                                                Tuesday, July 22, 2008 8:00 a.m.

 Lime Complex Fire Update                                     Resources:
      Acres Burned             102,460                            Crews              29
      Cause                    Lightning                          Engines            76
      Date Started             June 20, 2008 4:50 p.m.            Helicopters        9
      Percent Contained        65%                                Air Tankers        0
      Expected Containment     August 15, 2008                    Total Resources    1,486

Current Fire Situation: Fire behavior remains active under current weather conditions. The Miners Fire continues to
burn northeast toward the Eagle Fire and southeast toward the fireline in Bear Creek. The Lime Fire continues to move
south toward Hidden Valley Ranch and east towards Friend Mt. The Vinegar Fire and Yellow Fires continue to burn
towards each other and the Yellow Fire is moving northwest toward Six Rivers National Forest. Air tankers, including the
Martin Mars water scooper, were used along this edge of the Yellow Fire. Forecasted winds out of the west are expected
to clear smoke from many of the communities on Tuesday. The Southwest Incident Management Team (IMT) #2
assumed command of the fire at 7:00 am today.
Today’s Objectives: Protection of communities, private lands, and infrastructure including roads, utilities and
communication towers continues throughout the Lime Complex. Miners Fire: Fireline construction has been nearly
completed from Hayfork Bally to Hyampom Road. Coordination continues with the Iron Complex to connect fireline
between Miners and Eagle Fire. Lime Fire: Firefighters will work to contain hotspots on the east side, establish
containment lines, and protect structures near Friend Mountain. Work continues to complete containment lines along
forest road 1N11 to stop the southern spread toward Hidden Valley Ranch. Yellow Fire: With active northwestern
spread, firefighters will work to establish containment line along forest road 50 to prevent spread to the west out of the
wilderness. Suppression efforts on the south edge where small spot fires occurred along the fireline. Vinegar Fire: With
the northern perimeter controlled work continues on the east flank to prevent spread out of the wilderness.
Individual Fire Sizes and Containment: The Lime Complex consists of 11 uncontained fires and 18 contained fires.
Individual fire acreage and containment follows: Miners: 15,866 acres, 55% contained; Lime 15,020 acres, 50%
contained; Vinegar 31,912 acres (Mendocino NF – 13,015 acres, Shasta Trinity NF – 18,797 acres) 30% contained;
Noble: 12,870 acres (Shasta Trinity NF – 5,245 acres, Calfire --7,625) 100% contained on Shasta Trinity; Trough: 3,690
acres, 100% contained; Telephone: 6,569 acres, 100% contained; Yellow: 19,102 acres, no estimate of containment;
Deadshot: 1,070 acres, 100% contained; Slide: 1,547 acres, 100% contained; Deerlick: 11,022 acres, (Shasta Trinity
NF – 797 acres, Calfire 10,225), 100% contained Grouse, 1,440 acres, no estimate of containment.
Structures and Resources Threatened: Approximately 1,530 residences, 25 commercial properties and 309
outbuildings; includes ranches, camps, and private lands around Hyampom, Indian Valley, Hayfork, Hayfork Bally
Lookout, Wildwood, Buck Camp, Saddle Camp, South Mountain Road, Hidden Valley Ranch Road, Friend Mountain,
and Henthorne Lake. Also communications towers, Tomhead Lookout, and cultural sites south of the Yellow fire in the
Yolla Bolly Wilderness remain threatened.
Area Closures: Call Caltrans 1-800-427-7623 for information about state highways, particularly Hwy 299. Within the
South Fork Management Unit (Hayfork and Yolla Bolly) of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, all Forest Service roads
and trails are closed except Forest Road , No.2N07 (Post Road), No. 2N10 (Indian Valley Road), No. 1S14 (Flume
Gulch Road). Forest Road 60 from Hyampom to Burnt Ranch is closed. The closure does not include state and county
roads or private lands. The Yolla-Bolly Wilderness is also closed to public use to provide for public safety and facilitate
fire fighting efforts. ADVISORY: Please be aware that while driving in the complex area, you may encounter firefighters
working on or near roadways. Please be careful. The Hyampom Road is CLOSED to the public due to fire activity.
Please call 1-877-492-6766 for updates.
Additional Fire Information: A recorded line for the Lime Complex is available at (530) 226-2500, press 2. For specific
inquiries contact the Fire Information Center at (530) 226-2368. Information is available online at
www.fs.fed.us/r5/shastatrinity or www.inciweb.org

								
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