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Containment Up On Zogg Fire, August Complex Burns Into Shasta County

Some smoldering material still remains on the interior of the Zogg Fire and there’s some stubborn uncontained areas around Zogg Mine Road to the north and Sunny Hill Road to the west, but the battle has mostly been won. The fire has not grown in size, still at 56,305 acres, and containment is now 86%. Damage assessment crews have counted 204 destroyed structures and 27 damaged. No structures are still considered to be threatened. The Zogg has claimed 4 civilian fatalities and 2 inmate firefighter injuries. The only full closure still in effect is Zogg Mine Road. Officials are warning returning residents to watch for falling branches.

The August Lightning Complex has crossed over the Shasta County line in the far southwestern tip of the county. The largest fire in California history is now burning in six counties, and covers 1,011,500 acres. Overall containment is at 60% along hundreds of miles of control line. Structure protection work continues for Post Mountain, Forest Glen, Wildwood, Harrison Gulch and Platina. Highway 36 is closed from the Trinity County line to Highway 3. In the northwest zone crews are trying to keep the fire from spreading to the north of the Ruth Lake area.

The North Complex of fires in Plumas and Butte Counties has not been expanding. 2,342 residential and commercial structures were destroyed, mostly in Berry Creek, Feather Falls and other communities northeast of Lake Oroville. There have been 15 confirmed fatalities and 2 injuries. The 319,000 acre complex is 87% contained. All evacuations and road closures have been lifted.

The Slater Fire that started September 8th in the Klamath National Forest, being managed along with the Devil’s Fire, has burned 155,500 acres, part of it in Oregon. It’s now 67% contained. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed in the Happy Camp area, as well as Indian Creek. At least 2 civilians have died.

The Red Salmon Complex has been burning since July 27th in steep and rugged terrain in the Trinity Alps Wilderness about 8 miles northeast of Willow Creek. The complex covers 135,000 acres with containment estimated at 34%. The Klamath and Six Rivers National Forests are closed to all public use until further notice.