The voluntary evacuation advisory in effect for the Swayback Ridge area of the Lassics since August 5, 2015, has been canceled. The Lassic Fire, a part of the Mad River Complex, is estimated to be approximately 90% contained and does not pose a threat to the remote residential area previously under advisory. Firefighting efforts on all incidents in northwest California were assisted by rain over the weekend. There are currently no evacuation advisories or orders in effect in Humboldt County. The Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services continues to monitor all regional fire activity in coordination with assigned Incident Management Teams, and to monitor air quality in coordination with County Public Health and the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District.
Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey wants to remind residents that the precautionary evacuation advisory for the approximately 10 residences in the Swayback Ridge area of the Mt Lassic Wilderness is still in effect. The Lassic area is located south of Dinsmore. This is an advisory only, due to the Lassic Fire burning approximately two miles south of the area under advisory. The Swayback and Lassic Fires have merged and are now the Lassic Fire. These fires are part of the Mad River Complex, now under the command of Type 1 Incident Management Team 5. For current fire information, see http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4436/.
There are no mandatory evacuation orders in effect in Humboldt County at this time. This is an advisory only, for “voluntary evacuations.”
Mike Downey, Sheriff