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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

Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Fork Complex

A community meeting will be held today, August 2, at 1pm at the Hayfork Community Church in Hayfork. 

A community meeting will be held today, August 2, at 4pm in Hyampom, at the Volunteer Fire Department.

Fire...

Post date: Sun, 08/02/2015 - 09:13

Local agencies help provide support to Cal Fire. The Mad River Complex Fire is 5% contained. We take a look at how air quality is affected. Eureka man arrested after allegedly burglarizing home. 

Post date: Sat, 08/01/2015 - 19:42

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA- Nearly 9,000 firefighters are battling 24 large fires in California and the Governor has declared a state of emergency.

There are more than 100 fires burning in Humboldt and Trinity Counties. This includes 71 lightning sparked fires charring 900 acres in the Alderpoint-Blocksburg area. According to Cal Fire, the blazes are just 5% contained. A Cal Fire official says...

Post date: Sat, 08/01/2015 - 19:23

Smoke, haze, and degraded air quality is being experienced throughout Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity Counties due to the recent dry lightning strikes which have caused numerous small fires in the Six Rivers and Shasta-Trinity National Forest as well as State Responsibility Areas. Weather forecasts indicate moderate to poor conditions which may result in increased smoke impacts in the...

Post date: Sat, 08/01/2015 - 19:12

NORTH COAST - With the amount of wildfires, local agencies on the north coast are providing support to CAL FIRE.

The Arcata Fire District has had three personnel assisting in Bridgeville since Thursday night. Officials from the district say it is unknown when those firefighters will return. As for Humboldt Bay Fire, seven personnel are providing backfield coverage. One fire engine is...

Post date: Sat, 08/01/2015 - 19:04

NORTH COAST- The Mad River Complex, four separate clusters of fires in the Buck Mountain and Ruth Lake areas, continues to burn. 

CAL FIRE officials say at least 17 homes have been damaged and two of them destroyed the Ruth Lake area so far.  In addition, two vehicles have been destroyed.  There are no reported injuries.  Six Rivers National Forest officials confirm 200 more fire...

Post date: Sat, 08/01/2015 - 18:38