Highway 96 Closed North of Hoopa Due to Mill Creek Fire


Photo of the Mill Creek Fire by Hoopa Office of Emergency Services Director Rod Mendes.

Highway 96 is now closed between Bull Creek and Mill Creek due to the Mill Creek Fire currently burning north of Hoopa.

The Hoopa Fire Department and Office of Emergency Services announced on social media moments ago that the fire is expected to spread toward Highway 96 later this evening. Dowd Road has been listed as an alternative traffic route in the area. 

No evacuations have been ordered and no structures have been destroyed by the fire.

Read more from the Hoopa Fire Department and Office of Emergency Services:

Due to Hwy 96 Bull Creek to Hwy 96 Mill Creek fully closing today, north of Hoopa, we would like to announce that Dowd Road is an alternate route for traffic and currently has no restrictions on it. We anticipate the Mill Creek 1 Fire expanding towards Highway 96 later this evening. Therefore, we advise people to take alternative routes, if possible.

No evacuation orders are currently in effect nor are there any structural damage caused by the Mill Creek 1 Fire at this time. Road closures continue on Big Hill, Mill Creek, and Deer Horn.

For more information, please call the Hoopa Fire Department and Office of Emergency Services main line at 530-625-4366. In addition, information is relayed to the Two Rivers Tribune, the KIDE radio station, local sandwich boards, the Hoopa Fire Department and Office of Emergency Services Facebook page, and various crucial news outlets.


5:42 a.m.
[30] 16-74 ENRT TO CHECK IF CLOSURE IS STILL CLOSED OR IF IT IS OPEN
5:55 a.m.
[32] A16-074 RDWAY REMAINING CLOSED, UNK ETA TO REOPEN, MAY BE FOR A FEW DAYS
10:44 a.m.
[3] 1039 16-S4 AT THE RP
10:44 a.m.
[1] HOOPA FIRE CHIEF REQ 1021 FR SPVSR RE POSS CLOSURE OF SR96 DUE TO THE MILL CREEK WILDLAND FIRE
11:01 a.m.
[5] PER 16-S4 HAVE 16-74 RESP WHN CLR / 98 TO HOOPA COMM POST AT HOOPA FIRE
11:02 a.m.
[7] WILL BE WORKING OUT DETAILS ON WHERE THE CLOSURE WILL BE / WILL ADVS
11:03 a.m.
[8] AND THEY WILL POSS ATT TO DO ONE WAY CONTROLLED TRFC IF POSS SO THE ENTIRE HWY IS NOW CLOSED , DEPENDING ON CIRCUMSTANVES
12:23 p.m.
[12] [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1021-Telephone Request to FIRE-Report of Fire by CHP
12:23 p.m.
[11] 1039 MIKE KLEMP W/CT / WILL MAKE CONTACT W/TRIBAL DISP FOR ANY FURTHER NEEDED
1:27 p.m.
[13] HAVE UNIT RESP TO MM 20 ON SR96 FOR CLOSURE
1:56 p.m.
[14] CLOSING SR96 / SOUTH END MILL CREEK RD / TRF WILL BE DIVERTED ONTO DOWD RD S/O THE TRINITY RIVER OVERPASS AT THIS TIME
1:57 p.m.
[15] NOTIFY CT FOR LONG TERM CLOSURE // WILL NEED TO SET UP DETOUR ON DOWD RD
2:03 p.m.
[17] PER CT 141, STATE DOES NOT ALLOW TO DETOUR TRF ONTO A GRAVEL RD DUE TO LIABILITY // WILL CLOSE SR96 AT BOTH ENDS
2:05 p.m.
[19] WILL BE HARD CLOSURE
2:05 p.m.
[18] NORTH END CLOSURE AT MM 22.27
2:06 p.m.
[20] 1039 CT 141
2:08 p.m.
[21] MOVED TO PIERSON RD
2:13 p.m.
[23] PER S4 NOTIFY S2 AND C OF CLOSURE
2:15 p.m.
[25] 1039 16-C
2:15 p.m.
[24] 1039 S2
5:25 p.m.
[27] 1039 DIST 4 CT TO ACTIVATE CMS SIGNBOARDS
5:25 p.m.
[26] 16-74 REQ CONTACT CT AND HAVE CMS ACTIVATED W/96 CLOSED 15 MI N/O 299
6:38 p.m.
[28] PER 16-70 / HSO DEP ADVD SIGN ON 96 AT CT STA ACROSS FRM RP IS NOT ON / PEOPLE ARE COMING ALL THE WAY DOWN 96 TO CLOSURE BEFORE KNOWING ANYTHING IS CLOSED

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