The past week saw over an inch of rain fall on Hiouchi and the local area. As a result the most threatening fires in the Gasquet Complex of wildfires — a lineup of four wilderness fires — no longer pose serious concern for Hiouchi residents or guests of the bnb.
The Coon fire — which threatened the community of Big Flat and also dumped huge amounts of smoke into the air, often filling the skies above the bnb — no longer burns uncontrollably. It is deemed 100 percent contained. Currently, some mop up operations are taking place where the Coon fire burned as well as assessment of damage to the forest.
Skies are now dependably clear and local roads previously closed, specifically Howland Hill Road, have been opened. Fire crews are moving on to more distant fires.
The InciWeb site still updates daily with information and progress on more remote fires. For now, however, the nearby wildfires of 2015 are history — thanks in part to the men and women pictured below.