The Six Rivers Lightning Complex ignited after a lightning storm, and started 12 different fires on August 5th. Despite the region being on the edge of our broadcast area, we provided up to the minute emergency information, which proved to be the communities of Willow Creek and Salyerʼs main source of reliable information. Out of area fire crews had connectivity issues and KMUD News worked as a partner to disseminate critical news.
After burning for a monthʼs time, the complex is now comprised of two remaining fires: the Ammon (11,500 acres) and the Campbell (30,000 acres). The complex is over 70% contained, however the area is experiencing critical fire weather which could challenge the lines.
Listen here to Community Members Share Their Stories from the Six Rivers
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