Current evacuation orders and warnings. | Graphics provided by the HCSO


Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

Evacuation warnings and orders remain in effect for the China Creek and Friday Ridge areas as fire crews work to contain the Knob Fire near Willow Creek. 


The Knob Fire originated Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 between 4 and 5 pm. It is burning in timber, brush and grass. The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is leading fire suppression efforts. According to the USFS, as of 8 a.m. August 31, the Knob Fire is approximately 800 acres and 0% contained.  

According to the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, approximately 1,100 customers are without power as of 8 a.m. August 31. See outage map:

Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies continue to patrol the mandatory evacuation zone and liaise with the USFS Incident Management Team. 


An EVACUATION ORDER remains in effect for

  • Areas east of Brushy Mountain Lookout Road to Highway 299, south of Butterfly Creek Road to Friday Ridge Road. 

An EVACUATION WARNING remains in effect for:

  • Areas east of Boise Creek to the Trinity River, south of Panther Creek Road to Butterfly Creek Road. 

  • Areas east of Hwy 299 to the Trinity River, south of Butterfly Creek Road to Friday Ridge Road. 

  • Areas east of Forest Route 6N39 to the South Fork Trinity River, south of Friday Ridge Road to Old Campbell Creek. 

A map of evacuation zones is available at


NOTE: An evacuation warning has also been issued for the community of Salyer. 



The following road closures are in effect related to the Knob Fire:

  • China Creek Road at Hodgson Road;

  • Burwood Drive at State Route 299;

  • Gypo Lane at State Route 299.

The above routes are closed to entering traffic, but may be used by residents to leave the area in compliance with the evacuation order.

State Route 299 is currently open as of 8 a.m. Residents are encouraged to visit to check for state highway closures. 


An Evacuation Center has been opened at the McKinleyville Seventh Day Adventist Church, located at 1200 Central Avenue, McKinleyville, for evacuees. Resources available at this location include:

  • Overnight sheltering;

  • Restrooms;

  • Water;

  • Red Cross services.

Domestic and large animal sheltering is available at the Hoopa Rodeo Grounds, located on Pine Creek Road in Hoopa.

Voting Information for Wildfire Evacuees: 


Additional updates will be issued via press release as needed. 

For more information regarding the Knob Fire, current impact and evacuation areas, please go to, visit @HumCoOES on Facebook and Twitter, or call 707-268-2500.