Press release from the management team of the Six Rivers Lightning Fires:
The Six Rivers Lightning Complex remains in unified command with California Interagency Incident Management Team 14, California Highway Patrol, Trinity County Sheriff, and Humboldt County Sheriff. The Six Rivers Lightning Complex is currently 27,019 acres with 80% containment and 1,617 personnel assigned to the incident.
Established containment lines remained intact throughout Sunday; firefighters continue to improve and reinforce control lines to limit fire spread around both the Campbell and Ammon Fires. The Ammon Fire remained relatively inactive with periods of increased fire activity within the fire perimeter. Large areas of previously blown down trees will continue to produce heat and smoke. Firefighters are working diligently to secure containment lines completely around the Ammon Fire to eliminate any threat of escape
On Sunday afternoon, fire activity increased noticeably in the northeast corner of the Campbell Fire. A change in weather conditions to a more hot and dry pattern with gusty winds allowed the fire to move beyond Cedar Creek toward Lone Pine Ridge, with a spot fire identified to the southeast of the current fire’s edge. Today, the greatest potential for increased fire behavior remains in the northeast corner of the Campbell Fire, where moderate to active fire behavior is anticipated with potential for spotting. Contributing factors include higher winds along ridgelines that will likely push fire east toward Lone Pine Ridge. Steep and rugged terrain have created a need to utilize line along Lone Pine Ridge. However, firefighters will continue to directly engage with the fire where safe to do so.
Please check https://outlooks.airfire.org/outlook/65384a03 for air quality resources.
A community meeting was held on Sunday, August 21, 2022 at Willow Creek Bible Church in Willow Creek. This meeting was recorded and can be viewed on the on Six Rivers National Forest Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SixRiversNF
Due to a large presence of fire personnel and machinery working to build containment lines for the Ammon Fire, residents are asked to limit travel on Titlow Hill Road/Route 1 in zones HUM-E052 and HUM-E062 to essential traffic only. The following roads into evacuation zones have been closed. Residents may still use these roads to travel out of evacuation order zones:
- Forest Route 7n15 at Six Rivers Forest Boundary
- Horse Linto Creek Road at Saddle Lane (Open to residents only)
- Friday Ridge Road at Forest Route 6N06 (Route 6)
State Route 299 remains open to through traffic. Residents are encouraged to visit http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ to check for state highway closures.
- Titlow Hill Road (Route 1) at Horse Mountain Botanical Area
For the latest evacuation information go to 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 sign up for alerts: www.humboldtgov.org/alerts.
The EVACUATION ORDERS for Zones HUM-E032-B, HUM-E056-A, and HUM-E077-F have been downgraded to an EVACUATION WARNINGS beginning August 20 at 5 p.m. Residents who live in these zones may begin to return home with caution but should remain ready to evacuate again at a moment’s notice. Be alert to outstanding dangers upon return, including debris in roadways, gas leaks and hot embers.
An EVACUATION ORDER remains in effect for zones: HUM-E058, HUM-E061-A, HUM-E063-A, HUM-E063-B, HUM-E077-B, and HUM-E077-C.
An EVACUATION WARNING remains in effect for zones: HUM-E032, HUM-E056, HUM-E057, HUM-E061-B, HUM-E062, HUM-E064, HUM-E076-B, HUM-E077-D, HUM-E077-E and HUM-E077-F.
An EVACUATION WARNING remains in effect for Campbell Ridge Road from Salyer Heights to Seeley McIntosh Road. Salyer area, including Galaxy Road, and the area of Ziegler Point Road/Forest Service Road 7N04 have been reduced to an Evacuation Warning.