15,000 acre Helena Fire expected to merge with 3,000 acre Fork Fire

TRINITY COUNTY – The Helena Fire grew by over 3,000 acres since Tuesday, putting it at a total now of 15,580 acres, and it may soon merge with the 3,160 acre Fork Fire.

Together, the Helena and Fork Fire are requiring 132 engines, and over 1,400 personnel working day in and day out.

The 2,000 Fork Fire is burning within just one mile of separation from the Helena Fire.

They both started in august, the Fork Fire on the 7th caused by lighting and the Helena Fire on the 30th with the cause still unknown.

Containment is still at 0% for the Fork Fire, but has gone up to 30% for the Helena Fire.

Right now multiple organizations are collecting donations for fire victims, including the non-profit, Pay It Forward Humboldt.

They’re in particular need of N-95 breathing masks, new socks, new underwear, non-perishable food items, flashlights and batteries.

You can drop off donations at these locations:

Pay It Forward Humboldt Donation Drop Off Locations For Fire Victims:

Root 101 Nursery – Rio Dell

Harley Davidson – Eureka

Trinity River Garden Supply – Willow Creek

Redwood’s Rural Health center – Redway