PEARCH FIRE UPDATE: The Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services issued an evacuation warning for Orleans residents shortly after 1 p.m.



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Six Rivers National Forest and Hoopa Tribe Joint News Release:

Management of the Lone Pine Fire, Bluff Complex and Pearch fire is transitioning today from North Coast Type 3 Team to a type 1 team, California Incident Management Team 2.
The Lone Pine Fire, estimated at 1,200 acres, continues to creep along the forest floor with few flare ups overnight. Crews are directing the fire slowly down the Tish Tang ridgeline toward the mainstem Trinity River. Travelers on Highway 96 should not be alarmed if they see active fire near the riverbank as it is planned. Robust dozer line has been cut on the northern side, and crews will be working hard to hold the line today. The eastern side of the fire lost a lot of heat in the last 48 hours and is being monitored and held as well. Firefighters continue to corral the fire path downslope toward the river in a controlled and orderly fashion. 
Evacuation Advisory: An evacuation ADVISORY has been issued by the Hoopa Office of Emergency Services for zone HIA-E014-B. This zone is north of the Bigfoot Scenic Byway; south of Tish Tang Road; east of Tish Tang Road. This ADVISORY is a precautionary notice designed to give residents time to prepare for a possible evacuation. Potential for evacuation warning if fire crosses Tish Tang Creek. 
The Pearch Fire became active yesterday afternoon, expanding north and east to a new estimate of 400 acres this morning. Crews continue to work on community structure protection objectives. Additional resources continue to arrive on this fire to continue full suppression tactics.  

A community meeting is planned at the Karuk Department of Natural Resources located at 39051 Highway 96 in Orleans at 1:00pm. Community meeting will also be posted on the Six Rivers National Forest facebook page at
Bluff Complex consists of 5 separate fires located near the Bluff Creek area north of Mosquito Lake. The total acreage for the complex is approximately 400 acres with 0% containment. With limited resource capacity fires are being monitored and assessed. 
There are NO EVACUATIONS for any of the fires listed on this update. More information will be provided if fire conditions change. To view advisory location map visit or download the Genasys Protect App. Most importantly, all Humboldt County residents are encouraged to sign up for alerts on to receive advisory and evacuations notifications from the Humboldt County Sherriff.

Weather today will stay in the low 90s on the valley floors, while mid-slope and high country ridgelines will see mid-80s and even high 70s. This afternoon the region is under Red Flag Warning due to abundant lightning forecast from 1:00 pm until 10:00 pm this evening, with gust up to 40 mph. Smoke inversion will keep fuel moisture higher throughout the day, with RH hovering in the low 30s to 40s. 
Air quality is predicted to be Hazardous today. Avoid all outdoor physical activity. Sensitive groups should stay in a place with cleaner indoor air & keep activity levels light. Recommendation is to go someplace with air conditioning. 


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