Six Rivers National Forest press release:
Hoopa Valley Tribe and Six Rivers National Forest fire management personnel are working in a unified command to contain the Signboard Fire, located near Tish Tang Ridge. The 30-acre wildfire—approximately 15 acres on the Hoopa Valley Reservation and 15 acres on the Six Rivers National Forest—is 15 percent contained.
Originally the Tish Tang Prescribed Fire, the Signboard Fire was declared a wildfire on Tuesday, November 13, once the prescribed fire left reservation lands and crept on to National Forest System lands. This low-intensity fire continues to creep and smolder through brush in steep, rugged terrain near Tish Tang Ridge. To minimize risk, firefighters will avoid the steep terrain by constructing indirect firelines on ridges to the east and west of the fire.
Fire priorities are focused on firefighter safety, protecting economic, natural, cultural and heritage resources, and property improvements and infrastructure. Objectives are to keep the fire north of Horse Linto Trailhead, south of Tish Tang, west of Signboard Trailhead 7N09, and north of Horse Linto Creek.
Updates will be provided as additional information becomes available.