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Posted on: August 30, 2021

Aug. 30, 2021 | Humboldt OES Knob Fire Response Morning Update

AUG30 FIRE UPDATE Edit

Evacuation warnings and orders remain in effect for the China Creek area as fire crews work to contain the Knob Fire near Willow Creek. 


CURRENT SITUATION

The Knob Fire originated Aug. 29, 2021 at approximately 3 p.m. on Brush Mountain in the China Creek watershed. The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is leading fire suppression efforts. According to the USFS, as of 8 a.m. August 30, the Knob Fire is approximately 250 acres and 0% contained.  


Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies continue to patrol the mandatory evacuation zone and staff roadblocks. 


EVACUATION INFORMATION

An EVACUATION ORDER remains in effect for residents in the area of: 

  • Butterfly Creek Lane south to Gypo Lane.

An EVACUATION WARNING remains in effect for residents West of the Trinity River in the areas of:

  • Panther Road south to Butterfly Creek Road;

  • Gypo Lane south to Friday Ridge Road.

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


CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS

The following road closures are in effect related to the Knob Fire:

  • China Creek Road at Hodgson Road;

  • Burwood Drive at State Route 299;

  • Gypo Lane at State Route 299.

The above routes are closed to entering traffic, but may be used by residents to leave the area in compliance with the evacuation order.


State Route 299 is currently open as of 8 a.m. Residents are encouraged to visit http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ to check for state highway closures. 


RESOURCES FOR THE COMMUNITY

An Evacuation Center remains active at the Willow Creek Bible Church, located at 39 Brannan Mountain Road, Willow Creek, for evacuees. Resources available at this location include:

  • Overnight sheltering;

  • Restrooms;

  • Water;

  • Red Cross services.

Domestic and large animal sheltering is available at the Hoopa Rodeo Grounds, located on Pine Creek Road in Hoopa.


FOR MORE INFORMATION

Additional updates will be issued via press release as needed. 


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


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