UPDATE, 6:05 p.m.: Outpost reader Rob Fessler sends along the following pictures of Calfire’s air attack on the fire:
UPDATE, 5:25 p.m. Hoopa Wildlands fire, speaking to the Two Rivers Tribune’s Allie Hostler, confirms that their office has handled some 10 arson fires over the last 24 hours, including the one that has claimed one traditional Hupa house at Tish Tang Village.
See the TRT’s Facebook post below:
UPDATE, 4:38 p.m. Calfire district spokesperson Laura Coleman tells the Outpost that their air tactical team was called out to the survey the Tish Tang fire. When their airplane arrived, they discovered no fewer than five fires currently burning in the area.
As stated below, there have been a sizeable number of fires in the Hoopa area over the last day. No lightning has been reported in the region for quite some time.
Fire personnel are responding to a fire just north of the Tish Tang Campground. Allie Hostler of the Two Rivers Tribune is at the scene and sends in the photos in this post, noting the fire has jumped the river and at least one of the historical structures at the Tish Tang Village has completely burned.
This is but one of several blazes currently burning in the Hoopa area. “There have been a number of incidents over the past 24 hours,” Hoopa Wildland Fire’s receptionist told us. No official word on the cause of the fires yet.