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Current Humboldt County
Emergency Response

The Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services responds to a variety of incidents from wildfires and floods, to health crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Current incident information can be found at this page. 

If need assistance interpreting the information on this page or have additional questions, please contact our Office of Emergency Services at 707-268-2500.


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(707) 445-7251 - After Hours

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Current Information

Last updated 9/14/2023 at 8:30 a.m.

Fire Information

South Fork Complex (includes 3-9, Sulfur, Pellitreau fires and the Pilot Fire):

2023 SRF Lightning Complex (includes Lone Pine, Pearch, Mosquito, Blue Creek, Blue Creek 2, Bluff #1, Let-er-buck in addition to Redwood National and State Parks wildfires; Lost, Devil and Glenn Fires):

  • All Evacuation Warnings have been lifted.
  • Lightning Complex Information Line: 530-536-0767 Hours: 8am-8pm
    Lightning Complex Information Email:

Fire Partner Information Sources:

Air Quality Information

Due to wildfires throughout the region, some areas of Humboldt County are experiencing smoke impacts. For residents in Northeast Humboldt, the following Cleaner Air Centers are available:

General Information

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services is monitoring multiple wildfires within our county. Residents in wildfire-prone zones are reminded to remain vigilant to wildfire:

  • Have your go-bags packed and ready.
  • Make a plan for evacuating pets, livestock and those requiring extra assistance.
  • Subscribe to Humboldt Alert for public safety notifications at
  • Find your evacuation zone at
  • Bookmark this emergency information page:
  • Familiarize yourself with evacuation terminology:
    • Evacuation Order: Immediate threat to life. This is a lawful order to leave now. The area is lawfully closed to public access.
    • Evacuation Warning: Potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should leave now.
    • Shelter in Place: Go indoors. Shut and lock doors and windows. Prepare to self-sustain until further notice and/or contacted by emergency personnel for additional direction.


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Humboldt Alert

Sign up for Humboldt Alert

Residents are also encouraged to sign up for Humboldt Alert to receive local emergency notifications, including information regarding evacuations and emergency sheltering in the event of a wildfire, flood or other emergency incident. Residents can sign up by going to: