Crews make progress battling wildfires in the area, New fires erupt

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM)-Redwood News has updates on wildfires we’ve been reporting on and some new incidents to tell you about. 

The Milepost 21 Fire on the Hoopa Valley Reservation is close to containment at 83-percent, and remains at 100 acres. Full containment is expected Sunday night, according to fire officials.  

As of this Sunday afternoon, the fire has been reduced to 100 acres and is 67% contained, and is limited to interior smoldering and burn out.  

Right now, the fire is burning on steep slopes east of the Trinity River and north of Bull Creek, but remains in place.  

All containment lines around the fire have been mopped-up to 300 feet in the interior, all burning wood remnants or other materials generating heat have been extinguished.  

Crews have been working on back hauling all trash, hoses and any other tools or materials used in fighting the fire. 

The fire camp will close in Willow Creek on Monday morning. 

A smaller fire was reported five miles south of the Milepost 21 Fire and east of State Route 96, at about 3:30 Saturday afternoon. 

Five engines, a water tender and a helicopter from the Milepost 21 fire assisted Hoopa Fire, who were able to extinguish the one acres fire, quickly.  

Out in Siskiyou County, firefighters are still working the Badger Fire. However, that fire is nearly 100% contained.  

As of Sunday afternoon, the fire has burned 557 acres is 91% contained.  

The fire is located near Badger Mountain and Hawkinsville-Humbug road.  

Right now, according to Cal Fire, all evacuation orders in place for the community of Hawkinsville have been lifted.   

The fire first began July 18th, the cause is still under investigation.  

Another incident Cal Fire Siskiyou have to contend with, and that is the Miners Fire, the fire is currently at about 22 acres with 15% containment, burning in timber and brush.  

Cal fire initially arrived on scene Saturday to a vegetation fire off Miners and French creeks in Scott Valley, California. 

An evacuation warning was issued for that area, but has since been lifted. The cause is still under investigation 

Fire crews in Southern California also, working around the clock, battling a brush fire of their own.  

The so-called “Karen Fire” broke out Saturday in Jurupa Valley, and grew to 150 acres and was 10% contained.

Fire crews worked on the ground and from the air to put out the flames, so far, no injuries have been reported in connection to the fire. 

No word if any structures have been damaged in the blaze. 

We will continue to update you on as more information becomes available pertaining to the wildfires mentioned in the above article.