A temporary evacuation center has been established at the Alderpoint Volunteer Fire Company’s fire hall for residents who choose to voluntarily evacuate from Blocksburg or surrounding areas. The precautionary evacuation advisory remains in effect for Blocksburg only, and there are no mandatory evacuation orders at this time. The Alderpoint VFC is located at 17440 Alderpoint Rd., Alderpoint 95511. This information and any additional updates will be available on a recorded message from CAL FIRE at (707) 418-0411.
CAL FIRE will host a community meeting and briefing at 6:00 p.m. at the Baptist Church in Bridgeville at 48215 Alderpoint Rd.
Blockburg Fire - Case 201503699
On July 31, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey issued a precautionary evacuation advisory for Blocksburg, due to the Humboldt lightning complex fires. As of 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, Blocksburg remains under an evacuation advisory only. Humboldt County is not under any mandatory evacuation orders at this time. Any changes in evacuation status will be conveyed by emergency notification system or “reverse calling” to the media and via social media. The County Emergency Operations Center is currently activated at a Level 1, or monitor status, in order to coordinate any evacuations that may be ordered in the future and assist with resource needs.
Individuals registered to receive emergency notifications from the County should have received emergency messaging immediately following issuance of the advisory. Residents of Humboldt County may register at any time to receive emergency messages, but there may be a delay between registration and receipt of messaging.
Mike Downey, Sheriff