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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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Last Updated Sept. 10, 2021 at 6 p.m.

KNOB FIRE EVACUATION INFORMATION

No evacuation orders are in effect at this time. 

Humboldt OES Sept. 10 Update 

Daily information updates will continue to be distributed by the United States Forest Service online at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7750/ and on the U.S. Forest Service - Shasta-Trinity National Forest Facebook Page.


EVACUATION WARNINGS remain in effect for: (as of 9/10/2021 at 6 p.m.)

  • All areas east of Brushy Mountain Lookout Road/Forest Route 6N08A to the Humboldt/Trinity County Line, south of the Trinity River at Bremer Creek to China Creek.

Residents under an evacuation warning should prepare for potential evacuations, including personal supplies and overnight accommodations. Be ready to go at a moment's notice.

A map of evacuation zones is available at tinyurl.com/humcoevacmap

EVACUATION CENTER: An Evacuation Center has been opened at the Fortuna Firemen’s Pavilion, located at 9 Park Street, Fortuna. Services available include:

  • Overnight sheltering;

  • Restrooms;

  • Water;

  • Red Cross services

NOTE: As of Sept. 8, 2021, the Evacuation Center at the McKinleyville Seventh Day Adventist Church has been closed.


LARGE ANIMAL SHELTERING: Large animal sheltering is available at the Hoopa Rodeo Grounds, located on Pine Creek Road in Hoopa.

DOMESTIC PET SHELTERING: Domestic pet sheltering is available at the Fortuna evacuation center.


MONUMENT/MCCASH FIRES EVACUEE INFORMATION:

Due to an increase of evacuees from Trinity and Siskiyou Counties coming to Humboldt, the Red Cross has opened evacuation centers at the following locations:

Firemen’s Pavilion
9 Park St.
Fortuna, CA

For more information about the Monument Fire and current evacuation orders, visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7750/.

COVID-19 RESPONSE INFORMATION

Humboldt County Public Health Recommends Masking Indoors Amid Rise in Delta Variant

As the highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19 is increasingly circulating locally, visitors and residents of Humboldt County are recommended to wear masks indoors in settings like grocery or retail stores, theaters and family entertainment centers, even if they are fully vaccinated, as an added layer of protection for unvaccinated residents, including those with compromised immune systems and children under 12 who can’t yet get vaccinated.

The State of California requires unvaccinated individuals to wear a mask indoors.

Visit myturn.ca.gov or vaccines.gov to find a vaccination site or call the COVID-19 Community Information Line at 707-441-5000.   

For information related to COVID-19, contact covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us or visit Humboldt Health Alert.

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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: humboldtgov.org/alerts.