Press release from the unified command 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 36,944 acres with 54% containment and 1,890 personnel assigned to the incident.
The weather experienced Tuesday was just as forecasted and the dry, hot weather trend meant clear sunny skies over the Campbell and Ammon fires. This change from the humid and smoky air allowed aircraft to support ground operations, but it also increased fire activity.
The increased fire activity began Monday night with a spot fire near Zeigler Point, on the Campbell Fire. Throughout the night firefighters worked to contain the spot and by Tuesday morning these operations became the priority on the two fires. As firefighters fought to build containment line around the spot fire, a structure protection task force was deployed to the communities of Trinity Village and Hawkins Bar. The task force familiarized themselves with the area, tested water pumps, and cleared around properties to ensure the community was prepared should the fire front push their direction. Elsewhere on the Campbell Fire, firefighters made great progress by completing the Tish Tang Ridge contingency, while defensive firing operations continued around Lone Pine Ridge, Horse Linto Campground, and Groves Prairie Rd.
Fire activity was less active on the Ammon Fire, where firefighters continued strengthening containment lines. While the fire activity was not as active as the Campbell Fire, the Ammon Fire is not fully contained and still posses a significant risk from spot fires and roll out. While the strategy of full suppression continues, work has also begun on Ammon Fire suppression repair work.
Overnight, unmanned aerial systems assisted the firefighters and heavy equipment operators on the ground with firing operations and aerial reconnaissance. When conditions were favorable, firing operations continued to establish additional control line.
Wednesday, high temperatures are forecasted and are expected to produce high to extreme fire behavior. The structure defense task force will remain in place and the priority will be to complete control lines above the communities of Trinity Village and Hawkins Bar ahead of the progressing fire spread.
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Forest order NO. 22-10-06 Six Rivers Lightning Complex is currently in place, which includes river access at Kimtu Park.
To view this closure and map, please visit this link.
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. Residents may still use roads to travel out of evacuation order zones:
The following roads into evacuation zones have been closed.
- Forest Route 7n15 at Six Rivers Forest Boundary
The following roads are restricted to local traffic only:
- Horse Linto Creek Road at Saddle Lane (Open to residents only)
State Route 299 remains open to through traffic. Residents are encouraged to visit the Caltrans Quickmap to check for state highway closures.
For the latest evacuation information go to Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services or Trinity County Office of Emergency Services. For an interactive map of evacuation zones visit Zonehaven Aware. To sign up for alerts this link.
·An EVACUATION ORDER has been issued for ZONE HWK480.
·An EVACUATION WARNING has been issued for Zone HWK481.
·An EVACUATION ORDER for zone HUM-E061-A has been downgraded to an EVACUATION WARNING.
EVACUATION ORDERS remain in effect for zones: HUM-E058 and HUM-E061-A.
EVACUATION WARNINGS remain in effect for zone: HWK483, HWK482, HUM-E032, 483 - Fisher Road and all residences off of Fisher Road, Trinity Village, Wallen Ranch Road.
Zone 482 - Suzy Q Road and all roads off of Suzy Q Road
Zone 480 - Ziegler Point Road / Forest Service Road 7N04
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.
LARGE ANIMAL EVACUATION CENTER
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1767 Pine Creek Rd., Hoopa, CA 95546