California governor declares State of Emergency in Trinity County due to Helena Fire

TRINITY COUNTY – California Governor Brown declares a State of Emergency in Trinity County regarding the Helena Fire that broke out this week.

The fire is wreaking havoc – burning thousands of acres, destroying homes and causing evacuations.

It broke out Wednesday evening and since then has grown to over 5,000 acres.

The cause is still under investigation.

At least 2,000 residents have been evacuated and many are taking shelter at the First Baptist Church in Weaverville.

Governor Jerry Brown’s State of Emergency declaration will assist Trinity County in recovering emergency response costs, and ensuring state resources are prioritized to the area during this time.