Evacuation warnings and orders remain in effect for areas north, east and south of Willow Creek as fire crews work to contain the Six Rivers Lightning Complex Fire.
The Six Rivers Lightning Complex Fire is made up of numerous active fires around the Willow Creek area. The fires are burning in areas of steep terrain and dry conditions. The incident response is being managed by the United States Forest Service (USFS) - Six Rivers National Forest.
According to the USFS, warm temperatures today could contribute to more extreme fire behavior. Firefighters will continue to provide protection for structures, infrastructure, and wildlife habitat. No information is available regarding structure loss at this time. The total estimated size of the Six Rivers Lightning Complex is 1,101 acres with zero containment.
A Type 2 Incident Management Team 11 will assume command of the Six Rivers Lightning Complex today at 6 pm. Additional ground and aerial firefighting resources have been ordered and are enroute to be deployed to this emerging wildfire incident.
Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies continue to patrol the areas under evacuation order to notify residents of the order and conduct looting prevention.
An EVACUATION ORDER remains in effect for zones: HUM-E056, HUM-E057, HUM-E058, HUM-E061, HUM-E077-C
NORTH OF Bigfoot Scenic Byway, River Bend Road, Peach Tree Lane, Patterson Road
SOUTH OF Bigfoot Scenic Byway, Horse Linto Creek Road
EAST OF Orchard Lane
WEST OF Horse Linto Creek Road
NORTH OF Seeley Mc Intosh Road
SOUTH OF Patterson Road
EAST OF River Bend Road, Patterson Road
WEST OF Moonset Lane
NORTH OF Forest Route 7n15
SOUTH OF Horse Linto Creek Road
EAST OF Peach Tree Lane
WEST OF Coon Creek Rd, Forest Route 7n15
NORTH OF Forest Route 7n15
SOUTH OF Seeley Mc Intosh Road
EAST OF Seeley Mc Intosh Road, Campbell Ridge Road
WEST OF Forest Route 7n15
NORTH OF Forest Route 5n32
SOUTH OF Friday Ridge Road, South Fork Road
EAST OF Forest Route 5n37
WEST OF South Fork Road, Carpenter Road
An EVACUATION WARNING remains in effect for zones: HUM-E063, HUM-E064, HUM-E077-B
NORTH OF Forest Route 6n39, Friday Ridge Road
SOUTH OF Forest Rt 6n33
EAST OF Friday Ridge Road
WEST OF Friday Ridge Road, Riteway Lane
NORTH OF Trinity Highway, Wood Lane, Friday Ridge Road
SOUTH OF Campbell Ridge Road, Triple R Lane, Butterfly Creek Road, Kimberly Drive, Trinity Highway
EAST OF Trinity Highway
WEST OF Wood Lane, Campbell Ridge Road
NORTH OF Friday Ridge Road, Forest Route 5n01
SOUTH OF Friday Ridge Road
EAST OF 5n10, 5n09, 5n27
WEST OF South Fork Road, Forest Route 5n42
WILDFIRE ADVISORIES remain in effect for the following zones in the Willow Creek area: HUM-E031, HUM-E032, HUM-E054, HUM-E055,HUM-E059, HUM-E060, HUM-E062
Maps of evacuation zones and routes are available at community.zonehaven.com.
CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS
State Route 299 remains open to through traffic. Residents are encouraged to visit http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ to check for state highway closures.
The following roads into evacuation zones have been closed. Residents may still use these roads to travel out of evacuation order zones:
AIR QUALITY SMOKE ADVISORY
An Air Quality Smoke Advisory has been issued for Willow Creek and surrounding communities, with Unhealthy to Very Unhealthy conditions expected. Periods of Hazardous air quality conditions are possible.
Smoke can cause eye and throat irritation, coughing, and difficulty breathing. People who are at greatest risk of experiencing symptoms due to smoke include: those with respiratory disease (such as asthma), those with heart disease, young children, and older adults.These sensitive populations should stay indoors and avoid prolonged activity. All others should limit prolonged or heavy activity and time spent outdoors. Even healthy adults can be affected by smoke. Seek medical help if you have symptoms that worsen or become severe. Consider leaving the area until smoke conditions improve if you have repeated coughing, shortness of breath, difficulty
breathing, wheezing, chest tightness or pain, palpitations, nausea, unusual fatigue, lightheadedness.
RESOURCES FOR THE COMMUNITY
A Red Cross Overnight Evacuation Shelter has been established at Trinity Valley Elementary School, located at 730 Highway 96, Willow Creek, for evacuees displaced by the Six Rivers Lightning Complex Fire.
LARGE ANIMAL SHELTER
A large animal shelter has been established at the Hoopa Rodeo Grounds, located at 1767 Pine Creek Rd., Hoopa.
USFS FIRE INFORMATION LINE
The United States Forest Service (USFS) - Six Rivers National Forest has established a Fire Information Line for the community. For fire-related information, call 707-356-9442 or email email@example.com.
The Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services is not currently accepting donations.
To volunteer or donate to assist our community, please contact:
Pay it Forward Humboldt
Phone Number: 707-616-9191
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
RESTRICTED AREA ACCESS PASS
The registration period for an Ag or CannAg Restricted Area Access Pass has closed. Pass holders will be contacted by the Office of Emergency Services when it is deemed safe enough to enter evacuation zones to conduct operations as authorized by the program.
SIGN UP FOR EMERGENCY ALERTS
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: humboldtgov.org/alerts.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information regarding the Six Rivers Lightning Complex Fire, current impact and evacuation areas, please go to humboldtsheriff.org/emergency or visit @HumCoOES on Facebook and Twitter. For fire-related information, call 707-356-9442, email email@example.com, or visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8312/.