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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA- Twenty-one fire complexes are burning across California and about 10,000 thousand firefighters responding.  Fire complexes in the Denny, Blocksburg and Mad River areas continue to rage.

The lightning caused River Complex is currently seven reported fires in Six Rivers National Forest and Shasta Trinity National Forest.  It's more than 3,700 acres and is zero percent...

Post date: Mon, 08/03/2015 - 18:14

HOOPA- The Deerhorn Fire, just four miles to the east of Highway 96 in Hoopa continues to burn. It’s now 70 to 100 acres and 40% contained.

Firefighters are trying to get a handle on the blaze that’s less than two miles away from structures in the town of Weitchpec. Additional resources arrived Monday and now eighty firefighters from several agencies are working to knock it down.

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Post date: Mon, 08/03/2015 - 17:04

Fires near Ruth Lake nearly double in size, more than 150 homes threatened. Cal Fire battles fires in the Alderpoint-Blocksburg area, growing to 1,200 acres. Hoopa and Yurok Fire Departments are battling the Deerhorn Fire that's between 70 and 100 acres. An Army War Veteran goes missing on a hike in Trinity County and the family is asking for your help. Pay it Forward Humboldt is delivering...

Post date: Sun, 08/02/2015 - 19:18

UPDATE: Smith was found Sunday. 

An ARMY veteran who went hiking in Trinity County is missing.

Twenty-five year old David Smith was last seen in the Denny area Wednesday afternoon. He was hiking the New River Trail. His sister says he was about three miles from the trailhead when he was separated from his hiking partner. Resources are limited in helping with search efforts due to...

Post date: Sun, 08/02/2015 - 17:48

TRINITY COUNTY – Fire activity continues to keep fire departments active in all areas of California. Continued dry, hot, windy conditions through the weekend will keep fire danger high.

People who are at greatest risk of experiencing symptoms due to smoke include: those with respiratory disease (such as asthma), those with heart disease, young children, and older adults. These sensitive...

Post date: Sun, 08/02/2015 - 17:09

Down River Area Evacuations:

~Denny Area Voluntary Evacuations

For the town of Denny and surrounding area US Forest Service is recommending voluntary evacuations at this time. Multiple fires are threatening Denny Road and the ability to evacuate the area.

~Castle Rock Area Mandatory Evacuations

Mandatory Evacuations have been requested by US Forest Service and...

Post date: Sun, 08/02/2015 - 15:06

 

Active lightning strikes last week on the Six Rivers National Forest have resulted in multiple fires on all of the forest’s districts—the Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River National Recreation Area, Orleans Ranger District, Lower Trinity Ranger District and the Mad River Ranger District. Fires on the Lower Trinity and Mad River districts are being managed by incident management teams...

Post date: Sun, 08/02/2015 - 12:24

Air Quality Advisory

For the following areas:

Humboldt County: Mad River, Ruth, Dinsmore, Bridgeville, Blocksburg, Alderpoint, Willow Creek, Hoopa

Trinity County: Weaverville, Hayfork, Peanut, Denny, Hyampom

Smoke levels in these area(s) have been classified as Unhealthy and are creating a health hazard. Smoke is being generated by the numerous fires of the Humboldt...

Post date: Sun, 08/02/2015 - 11:28