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Marble, Six Rivers NF. Seven miles north of Somes Bar, CA. Timber.

July 23, 2017 at 4:51 PM

Fire activity was minimal overnight and crews are continuing to mop-up and secure firelines.

Some heat remains near the edge of the fire south of the Stanshaw Creek drainage. Crews will work to secure this are today and patrol the fire perimeter. They will also begin to bring in excess equipment used during suppression. Residents can expect to see smoke as unburned islands of vegetation inside the fire continue to burn.

Winds from approaching thunderstorms may occur today and tomorrow, fire personnel will monitor the weather throughout the day and night. Triple-digit temperatures are also anticipated again today.
The forest is in the planning process to transfer command of the Marble Fire from NorCal Team 2 to a Type 3 incident command organization early in the week.

A voluntary evacuation advisory is still in effect for private structures near the fire.

July 22, 2017 at 3:34 PM

Increased winds overnight caused visible flare-ups within the fire perimeter, but it did not escape existing firelines. Last night, crews mopped up along fierlines, extinguishing any hot spots and ensuring that the line was cold. They will continue that work today. They also continue to scout and open lines on the eastern side of the fire.

Cooperators include the National Park Service, Karuk Tribe, California Highway Patrol, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Siskiyou County Sheriff’s office.

Increased winds overnight caused visible flare-ups inside the fire, but it did not escape the existing perimeter. Last night crews checked the perimeter of the fire line, and where possible mopped up the hot spots near the line.

Firefighters will focus today on improving line and mopping up around the fire, extinguishing any remaining hot spots that could threaten the line along the road from Patterson Ranch road and 13N32 road near Bald Butte. They will also continue to scout contingency lines on the eastern side of the fire.

Weather today is predicted to be warmer and dryer, with temperatures possibly reaching triple digits. Lower humidity recoveries are expected as well. This warming and drying trend is expected to continue through the weekend, with a chance of thunderstorms forecasted for Sunday afternoon and evening and going through Tuesday.

Lightning (mostly dry) is predicted for all ranger districts on the forest. Because of this potential, we have requested an additional 5 engines and 3 crews which will be strategically distributed around the forest should we get new fire starts.

A voluntary evacuation advisory is still in effect for private structures near the fire area. The public is discouraged from being on Highway 96 in the fire area to allow for emergency vehicle travel.

The Six Rivers National Forest remains under fire restrictions. We encourage the responsible use of fire in all activities. To learn more about the restrictions, please visit http:www.fsusda.govsrnf/.

Fire information will be periodically updated on InciWeb at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5395/.

July 20, 2017 at 6:36 PM

Multiple snags in the fire area due to past fire history are causing hazards and spotting issues for firefighters. Structures threatened and evacuations in place. Controlled traffic on Hwy 96. A California Type 2 Incident Management Team has been ordered.

Fire is located on Hwy 96, 7 miles North of Somes Bar. Fire is burning in steep rugged terrain, in heavy timber, with a moderate rate of spread. Multiple snags in the fire area due to past fire history are causing hazards and spotting issues for firefighters. Critical Spotted Owl habitat is threatened. A VLAT and smokejumpers have been ordered. Road construction in the area is delaying fire crew response times.

, Fire personnel responded to the Marble Fire on the Orleans/Ukonom Ranger District in the Somes Bar, Marble Mountain area yesterday afternoon. The fire is approximately 100 acres and structures are immediately threatened.

“We are working closely with neighboring forests and communities to quickly assess, inventory and address the fire,” according to Acting Six Rivers National Forest Supervisor Michael Green. “Based on the number of fires in the region, we are being strategic where we place our limited resources. This is an all-hands effort. Local district resources made a valiant attempt to keep the fire from spreading throughout the night. We are very grateful for their hard work and efforts to contain the fire. All of the firefighter preseason planning and preparation was put to the test last night and our folks did an outstanding job.”

Steep and heavily vegetated terrain, coupled with damaged trees from the past winter, will present some challenges for firefighters. Emphasis will be focused on firefighter safety, and protection of life and property in the Patterson Ranch and the Marble Mountain Ranch areas.

Aerial and ground resources are on scene. Additional resources, including a California Type 2 Incident Management Team (IMT), will be in place this afternoon to support containment efforts.