Over 40,000 acres now, Six Rivers Lightning Complex is 64% contained

Hand crews use drip flares in a defensive burning operation between Lone Pine Ridge and Horse Linto Creek. [Photo credit: CAIIMT14]

The Six Rivers Lightning Complex currently spans 40,995 acres with 64% containment and 1,521 people assigned to the incident.

CURRENT SITUATION

Wildland firefighters will continue their efforts to increase containment of the two remaining Six Rivers Lightning Complex fires. The Ammon Fire has seen minimal growth over the past week, however, interior burning of fuels on the ground will persist with limited threats to lines of control. The Campbell fire also remained within the lines of control yesterday.

Today, firefighters will focus their efforts on maintaining and improving lines of control near Cedar Creek on the north end of the fire and above the communities of Trinity Village and Hawkins Bar near the south perimeter. is.

A National Infrared Operations fixed-wing aircraft conducted a night flight to identify remaining heat pockets in the fire area. Today, Earth resources will target these hotspots to limit the potential for future spread. Firefighters will continue tactical patrols due to steep terrain and plenty of fuel on inert ground, to reduce the threat of hot materials rolling down mid-slope roads causing localized fires outside lines of control along all perimeters.

Most of the current smoke production is generated from several large pockets of unburned vegetation well within the perimeter of the Campbell Fire. Early morning northeast winds can bring smoke to communities west and south of the fire zone. The overall decrease in fire behavior should improve air quality in the coming days.

Check out the Six Rivers Smoke Outlook for more information: https://outlooks.wildlandfiresmoke.net/outlook/65384a03.

ROAD CLOSURES

Due to the heavy presence of firefighters and machinery working on the construction of containment lines for the Ammon Fire, residents are asked to limit travel on Titlow Hill Road/Route 1 in areas HUM-E052 and HUM -E062 to essential traffic only. Residents can still use roads to exit evacuation order zones:

The following roads leading to evacuation areas have been closed.

– Forest road 7n15 at the limit of the forest of Six Rivers

The following roads are reserved for local traffic only:

– Horse Linto Creek Road to Saddle Lane (Open to residents only)

– 6N06 Sandbar (Route 6)

– Titlow Hill Road (Route 1) in Horse Mountain Botanical Area

State Route 299 remains open to through traffic. Residents are encouraged to visit http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ to check for national highway closures.

FOREST CLOSURES

Forest Order NO. 22-10-06 Six Rivers Lightning Complex is currently in place which includes river access at Kimtu Park.

To view this closure and map, please visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/srnf/alerts-notices

EVACUATION UPDATES

For the latest evacuation information, go to the Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services (https://humboldtgov.org/2383/Current-Emergencies) or Trinity County Office of Emergency Services (https://www.trinitycounty.org/OES). For an interactive map of evacuation zones, visit: https://community.zonehaven.com/. To subscribe to alerts: www.humboldtgov.org/alerts.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY EVACUATION WARNINGS remain in force for the areas:

HUM-E032: NORTH OF FOREST ROAD 7N02, SOUTH OF THE HOOPA VALLEY RESERVATION, EAST OF THE TRINITY RIVER, WEST OF THE COUNTY LINE

HUM-E061-A: NORTH OF FOREST ROAD 7N15, SOUTH OF FOREST ROAD 7N15, EAST OF SEELEY MCINTOSH ROAD, CAMPBLARD RIDGE ROAD, WEST OF FOREST ROAD 7N15

HUM-E058: NORTH OF FOREST ROAD 7N15, SOUTH OF CHEVAL LINTO CREEK ROAD, EAST OF PEACH TREE LANE, WEST OF COON CREE ROAD, FOREST ROAD 7N15

TRINITY COUNTY EVACUATION WARNINGS:

AREA 480: This area includes all areas north of Denny Road from the intersection of Denny Road and Wallen Ranch Road, FS Road 7N04 through Hawkins Creek north to the county line. Wallen Ranch Road, FS Road 7N04 and all side roads off FS Road 7N04 will be closed to the public. The temporary evacuation point will be at the Wayside Chapel located at 1020 State Route 299 in Willow Creek, California.

AREA 481: This area includes areas along Denny Road North and North of Denny Saddle through the Happy Camp Mountain area including Bell Creek. Areas southeast of Happy Camp Mountain through Dryer Creek and Bell Flat. Denny Road will remain open.

Area 482 – Suzy Q Road and all roads outside of Suzy Q Road

A EVACUATION WARNING remains in effect for Campbell Ridge Road from Salyer Heights to Seeley McIntosh Road. The Salyer area, including Galaxy Road, and the Ziegler Point Road/Forest Service Road 7N04 area have been reduced to an evacuation warning.

ANIMAL EVACUATION CENTER Hoopa Rodeo Grounds 1767 Pine Creek Rd., Hoopa, CA 95546 Phone: (707) 492-2851

Robert M. Larson