Fort Complex Fire Nowhere Near Contained

, Written by Travis Koch, Posted: Fri, August 10 2012 at 6:11 PM, Updated: Fri, August 10 2012 at 6:29 PM

The Fort Complex Fire burning in the Red Butte Wilderness Area remains uncontained as three separate fires.

A 51 member incident management team from Southern California is expected to take over Cantrall-Buckley Park tonight as the fire near Applegate Lake continues to grow. Three separate fires- Lick, Hello & Goff make up the Fort Complex Wildfire that was started on August 5th by lightning strikes. The Fire in the following video is part of the Lick fire near the Applegate Recreation Area along the Oregon California boarder. It's also near the Hello fire in the Red Butte Wilderness Area and the Goff Fire is near Happy Camp, California.

All three of these fire are in Northern California and under the command of the National Forest Service Which will be handed over to Type II team sometime today. The NFS has also set up a temporary camp for fire crews and helicopters battling the blae at a ranch in the Applegate area. Around 355 firefighters are battling the fire that has burned more than 716 acres in the Klamath and Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. Growth potential is high.

here is more information: http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3117/

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