Evacuation warnings and orders remain in effect for the China Creek and Friday Ridge areas as fire crews work to contain the Knob Fire near Willow Creek.
The Knob Fire originated Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. It is burning in timber, brush and grass. The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is leading fire suppression efforts. According to California Incident Management Team 5, as of 1 p.m. September 1, the Knob Fire is approximately 1,961 acres.
According to the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, approximately 1,200 customers are without power as of 2 p.m. September 1. See outage map: https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/outages/map/
Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies continue to patrol the mandatory evacuation zones and liaise with the fire Incident Management Team to ensure the safety of residents. The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind members of the public that re-entry into Evacuation Order zones is prohibited by law. Community members assembling to assist in firefighting efforts should focus efforts in areas not under evacuation order; or contact the United States Forest Service or your local volunteer fire department to learn how to become a deployable firefighting resource.
EVACUATION ORDERS are in effect for:
Areas east of Brushy Mountain Lookout Road/Forest Route 6N08A to Highway 299, south of Victor Creek to Butterfly Creek Road. (Issued 9/1/2021 at 5 p.m.)
Areas east of Brushy Mountain Lookout Road/Forest Route 6N08A to the Trinity River, south of Butterfly Creek Road to the end of Forest Route 6N20.
An EVACUATION WARNING is in effect for:
A map of evacuation zones is available at tinyurl.com/humcoevacmap
VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MEETING:
California Interagency Incident Management Team 5 and CAL FIRE Team 5 will hold a virtual public meeting tonight, September 1, 2021 at 6:00 P.M. The meeting can be viewed at the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Six Rivers National Forest and CAL FIRE Shasta-Trinity Unit Facebook pages, on Zoom https://usfs.zoomgov.com/j/1610820265?pwd=QnFPdUw3ZE9hU2FFR2pDWnpJN01ZQT09 or CAL FIRE IMT 5 - YouTube You may also listen to the meeting by calling 1 669 254 5252, ID#161 082 0265. We encourage you to submit your questions prior to the meeting my sending them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office will hold a virtual press conference tomorrow, Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 2:30 p.m., to address community questions and concerns regarding the Knob Fire. More information about this press conference will be released tomorrow morning.
CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS
The following road closures are in effect related to the Knob Fire:
The above routes are closed to entering traffic, but may be used by residents to leave the area in compliance with the evacuation orders.
State Route 299 is currently open to one-way controlled traffic in the fire area. Road conditions are subject to change based upon fire activity and public safety. Residents are encouraged to visit http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ to check for state highway closures.
RESOURCES FOR THE COMMUNITY
An Evacuation Center remains open at the McKinleyville Seventh Day Adventist Church, located at 1200 Central Avenue, McKinleyville, for evacuees. Resources available at this location include:
Red Cross services.
Large animal sheltering is available at the Hoopa Rodeo Grounds, located on Pine Creek Road in Hoopa.
Domestic pet sheltering is available at the following Red Cross Evacuation Centers:
McKinleyville Seventh Day Adventist | 1200 Central Avenue, McKinleyville, CA
Firemen’s Pavilion | 9 Park St., Fortuna, CA
Voting Information for Wildfire Evacuees:
SIGN UP FOR HUMBOLDT ALERT
County residents are encouraged to sign up for county emergency notifications via Humboldt Alert at humboldtgov.org/alerts. Residents must opt-in to receive evacuation notifications via phone or email.
If having trouble signing up for Humboldt Alert online, please contact the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services at 707-268-2500
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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