16,900 acre Helena Fire containment rises to 40%

TRINITY COUNTY – Progress is being made on the destructive Helena Fire in Trinity County.

Since Thursday night, the fire grew by about 800 acres, and is only one half of a mile away from combining with the 3,400 acre Fork Fire.

However, the Helena Fire containment has gone up from 30% to 40%.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but is believed to be human-caused.

Humboldt County and state leaders, as well as the Weaverville Lions Club have set up Helena Fire victim relief funds, which you can donate to, here:

https://www.hafoundation.org/Giving/Make-a-Gift-Today/Give-Now?fn=Trinity+County+Fire+Relief+Fund

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=S3PUKY57Q8KYQ

Single-time openings for Highway 299 will remain in effect seven days a week until further notice, during these times each day:

5:30AM
9AM
2PM
5:30PM
9:30PM