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Posted on: September 28, 2020

September 28, 2020 | Humboldt OES August Complex Fire Response Daily Update


Evacuation warnings remain in effect for southern Humboldt County as fire crews work to contain the August Complex Fire just east of the county line.


The August Complex Fire continues to spread west toward Humboldt County. As of Sept. 28, 2020 at 7 p.m. the fire has not entered Humboldt County. Due to continued fire conditions expected this evening, residents in evacuation warning areas are urged to be prepared and stay alert for further escalation of evacuation directions.

Residents in the evacuation warning area should ensure personal cell phones are charged and remain on ring so that emergency alerts can be heard during the night. Residents should also ensure an evacuation plan for both people and animals is in place for your family and you have an evacuation kit packed and ready to go. Be ready to leave at a moment’s notice.


The following areas are under an EVACUATION WARNING:

  • Areas east of Alderpoint Road, spanning south from Showers Pass Road to Harris Road, and all communities east of Harris Road spanning south from Alderpoint Road to Pipe Creek, including the community of Fort Seward. 
  • Areas east of Bell Springs Road to the Trinity County border and south of Pipe Creek to the Mendocino County border.


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 future wildfire or other emergency incident. Residents can sign up by going to:


The Humboldt County Fire Evacuation Information Line at 707-268-2500 will remain staffed weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If regional wildfire evacuees have specific service needs, they may also directly call the resources below:

  • American Red Cross Sheltering Services: 530-276-8034
  • Livestock and Small Animal Sheltering (Humboldt County): 707-599-1734

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services is not currently accepting donations. Please do not drop off donations at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. To volunteer or donate to assist regional wildfire evacuees, please contact:

Pay it Forward Humboldt

  • Volunteer: 707-499-2364
  • Donation: 707-499-3840

Humboldt Area Foundation

American Red Cross

Humboldt CERT



  • American Red Cross Sheltering Services: 530-276-8034
  • August Complex West Zone Fire Information Line (Cal Fire): 707-355-4926
  • August Complex North Zone Fire Information Line (USFS): 530-628-0039
  • August Complex South Zone Fire Information Line (USFS): 530-487-4602
  • Red Salmon Complex Fire Information (USFS): 530-316-1042
  • Air Quality Monitoring: North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District

For more information regarding the August Complex Fire’s current impact on Humboldt County and current evacuation areas, please go to, visit @HumCoOES on Facebook and Twitter, or call 707-268-2500.




For the latest August Complex Fire information:

Facebook and Twitter: @HumCoOES

Instagram: @HumboldtSheriff

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