Mill Creek Fires burning northeast of Hoopa grow to a combined 470 acres

HOOPA, Calif. (KIEM) – The Mill Creek Fires near Hoopa doubled in size on Friday. No homes are evacuated, but local firefighters are in need of assistance.

Burning northeast of Hoopa, the Mill Creek Fires broke out Thursday, and were at about 250 acres in size as of Friday morning, and 5% contained. By Friday evening, they were about 470 acres. Mill Creek Road is closed until further notice.

The Hoopa Fire Department is working rigorously to keep the five starts from spreading. Tribal officials say they have low man power, making the fires more difficult to contain. They are receiving some assistance from Cal Fire and the Yurok Tribe, but more help is needed.

The Hoopa Valley Tribe and Hoopa OES Facebook pages are bringing community members emergency alerts as necessary.

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