Zogg Fire 90% Contained, Containment Up On Other Large Wildfires

The Zogg Fire has not increased in size, though the reported size has changed because of better mapping. The fire that started September 27th has burned 56,338 acres and 204 structures, with 27 damaged. Some smoldering material still remains on the interior of the fire zone and there’s some un-contained perimeter in the extremely hard to access area around Zogg Mine Road. Containment is now 90%. No structures are still considered to be threatened. The Zogg has claimed 4 civilian fatalities and an inmate firefighter injury. The only full closure still in effect is Zogg Mine Road.

Officials are warning returning residents to watch for falling branches. Fire damaged trees may be unstable and have loose limbs. There are also burned out stumps and holes to be wary of. A lot of wildlife has been displaced and residents are warned to try and avoid contact with any wild animals that may be looking for forage or shelter. Air quality is extremely poor in some areas of the fire zone. Igo School is still closed for an indefinite period of time. Whiskeytown lake has reopened as it is no longer being used as a water source for firefighting.

The August Lightning Complex as being fought in the far southwestern tip of Shasta County, the sixth county affected by the largest fire in California history. The complex covers 1,017,600 acres. Overall containment is at 62% along hundreds of miles of control line. Structure protection work continues for north of Highway 36, including for Post Mountain, Forest Glen, Wildwood, Harrison Gulch and Platina. 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. the 319,000 acre complex is 88% 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 155,700 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 continues to grow slowly, now at 137,000 acres with containment estimated at 34%. The Klamath and Six Rivers National Forests are closed to all public use until further notice.