Middle fire map 9-13

The Middle fire north of Junction City in the Trinity Alps Wilderness showed low/moderate fire behavior yesterday with low rates of spread in timber litter and downed woody debris, adding 37 acres for a total size of 394 acres.

A community meeting is planned for tonight, Friday, Sept. 13, at the North Fork Grange on Dutch Creek Road in Junction City at 6 p.m.

Planned activities for today include the construction of indirect fireline and protection of the recreation infrastructure. A total of 67 personnel are currently assigned to the Middle fire.

A Closure Order continues for areas potentially affected by the Middle fire, including Ripstein Campground, Canyon Creek Trailhead, Trail 10W03, Trail 10W06, and Trail 10W08 south of Canyon Creek Falls.

This fire is challenging because of the steep, rugged terrain.

A warming and drying trend is expected through Sunday when a low is predicted to bring cooler and wetter conditions with a chance of showers.

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