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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Evacuation Order and Warning for Southern Humboldt

5:30 pm update:

EXPANDED EVACUATION WARNING AREA.

The Hopkins Fire Evacuation Warning area for Humboldt County has been expanded to include all areas west of Bell Springs Road to Highway 101 spanning from Elk Creek Road / Dyerville Loop Road to the Mendocino / Trinity County Line.  

Please see humboldtsheriff.org and below in this message for the latest evacuation maps.

4:46 pm update:

**This is a correction to the press release issued at 3:22 P.M. on September 9, 2020 regarding wildfire evacuation routes for Southern Humboldt County. In the initial release, it was reported that Barnun Road was a viable route for those under mandatory evacuation for the areas south of Highway 36 in Bridgeville, and all communities along Alderpoint Road down to the Mendocino / Trinity County Line. Barnum Road is NOT a viable evacuation route from the wildfires as it is not a public road. Please continue to utilize Elk Creek Road, Dyerville Loop Road, Fort Seward Road or Alderpoint Road.**

**Begin Earlier Message**

Due to rapidly evolving wildfire conditions related to the Hopkins Fire, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services has issued an evacuation order and evacuation warning for portions of Humboldt County in preparation of imminent wildfire progression into Southern Humboldt County.  

A dedicated Humboldt County Wildfire Evacuation Information Line has been established to assist community members with questions related to the Hopkins Fire and its impacts on Humboldt County.  

WILDFIRE EVACUATION INFORMATION LINE 

Call 707-268-2500 if you are in need of evacuation information.  

Please do not call 9-1-1 unless you are experiencing an immediate emergency.  

CURRENT EVACUATION ORDERS AND WARNINGS 

EVACUATION ORDER 

At 12:48 P.M. on September 9, 2020, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office issued an IMMEDIATE EVACUATION ORDER for the areas south of Highway 36 in Bridgeville, and all communities along Alderpoint Road down to the Mendocino / Trinity County Line.  

The Hopkins Fire is progressing northwest from the south. All residents in this area should evacuate now. Residents are advised to take Alderpoint Road as an evacuation route. A temporary evacuation point has been established at the Ferndale Fairgrounds. 

EVACUATION ROUTES 

Community members residing in areas under the evacuation order, utilize the following main evacuation routes traveling west, towards Highway 101 and away from wildfire activity: • Elk Creek Road • Dyerville Loop Road • Fort Seward Road • Alderpoint Road.  

TEMPORARY EVACUATION POINT 

The American Red Cross has established a Temporary Evacuation Point at the Ferndale Fairgrounds located at 1250 5th Street Ferndale, CA 95536. Water and fire information will be available at this site. More information regarding this site will be released when it becomes available.  

EVACUATION WARNING 

At 1:37 P.M. on September 9, 2020, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office issued an EVACUATION WARNING for the areas west of Bell Springs Road to Highway 101 spanning from Alderpoint Road to the Mendocino / Trinity County Line. This includes the City of Garberville. Prepare for potential evacuations, including personal supplies and overnight accommodations. Be ready to go at a moment’s notice. More information will follow if an Evacuation Order is issued.  

SIGN UP FOR HUMBOLDT ALERT 

Humboldt County residents are 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 or other emergency incident. Residents can sign up by going to: https://humboldtgov.org/2014/Emergency-Notifications 

FOR MORE INFORMATION 

For more information regarding the Hopkins Fire, current impact and evacuation areas, please go to humboldtsheriff.org and visit @HumCoOES on Facebook and Twitter, or call 707-268-2500. 

EVACUATION AREAS, ROUTES AND WARNING AREAS MAPS

Evacuation Routes

Evacuation Routes with Road Names

Evacuation Order and Warning Areas

Hopkins Fire Evacuation Order and Warning Areas

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