As work continues to progress in the containment and mop up of the Knob Fire, all evacuation warnings have been lifted for the Willow Creek area. No evacuation orders or warnings for the Knob Fire remain in effect at this time.
Residents are encouraged to remain prepared for future emergencies by:
Signing up for emergency alerts at humboldtgov.org/alerts;
Making an emergency plan;
Packing a “Go Bag”;
Building a “Stay Box”;
Helping friends and neighbors prepare.
Learn more about emergency preparedness at ready.gov and readyforwildfire.org.
RETURNING HOME FROM AFTER A WILDFIRE - CAL FIRE RECOMMENDATIONS
Once a wildfire has burned through or near an area, many dangers can remain. Firefighters and utility workers begin restoring fire damaged areas as soon as they can. It is important to be aware of the hazards and know what to look for once an evacuation order is lifted.
When driving, watch for trees, brush and rocks which may have been weakened or loosened by fire weather and response. Be aware of debris or damage to roadways.
Inspect your home: check for the smell of gas and use a battery-powered flashlight to check for hot embers in rain gutters, on the roof, under overhangs, under decks and crawl spaces, wood and debris piles and attic.
If electricity is off, make sure all appliances are off before turning power back on. If there are any electrical wires on the ground, stay clear and contact your utility company immediately.
Discard any food that has been exposed to heat, smoke or soot.
Use a hose or wet towels to wet down and wipe off ash rather than sweeping or blowing it back into the air, creating unhealthy conditions.
Consider replacing all filters in your home and vehicle.
To rid your home of the smell of smoke, attach filters to box fans, cover with a wet towel doused in fabric softener and allow them to run to filter the air.
For more information on returning home after a wildfire and other great tips, visit:
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information regarding the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services’ response to the Knob Fire, please go to humboldtsheriff.org, visit @HumCoOES on Facebook and Twitter, or call 707-268-2500.