Hoopa Fire Department and Office of Emergency Services:
As of 1100, 08/19/18, the Northern and Sourthern Mill Creek 1 Fires have merged. Presently, the Mill Creek 1 Fire covers over 1000 acres. No evacuation orders are in effect at this time nor are there currently any structures damaged by the Mill Creek 1 Fire.
Current assigned resources include nine engines, three dozers, one helicopter, and numerous support, field, and medical staff. Our total assigned personnel amounts to roughly 160 on the Mill Creek 1 Fire.
The Type 2 Incident Management Command Great Basin Team 6 is en route to the Hoopa Valley Reservation. They will assume command of the Mill Creek 1 Fire at 0600, tomorrow Monday morning. Additional resources are also on their way to supplement our crews and equipment. Engines from Arizona, Florida, and Idaho are all converging to the Hoopa Valley Reservation to assist in firefighting efforts. We are also continuing to secure more resources to help us contain the Mill Creek 1 Fire.
For more information, please call the Hoopa Fire Department and Office of Emergency Services main line at 530-625-4366. In addition, information is relayed to the Two Rivers Tribune, the KIDE radio station, local sandwich boards, the Hoopa Fire Department and Office of Emergency Services Facebook page, and various crucial news outlets.