Jones Point Fire at 126 acres with no containment, Firefighter recovering after injury


Hoopa Valley, Calif. (KIEM)-Firefighters have built a containment line around the 126 acres Jones Point Fire and Monday will work on mopping up any remaining heat sources.  

Crews worked throughout the night to contain the fire and resources will be reassigned to other areas as needed.  

Redwood news spoke to Hoopa’s Fire Chief Gregory Moon earlier today by phone for an update.

“So what we’re doing is wrapping this fire-up and were preparing for initial attack,” he said. “Some of our resources have gone to the Red-Salmon Complex Fire and so we are working very closely with the Forest Service, the Red-Salmon Complex team and the tribe are working close together to make sure we have all the resources we need.   

“And so, a lot of people were able to see the destruction of the fire but we are currently getting a handle on this fire and we do have folks working it today.  

“Today is supposed to be one of the hottest and driest days yet. So we are paying very close attention to what the fire does.” 

The fire started on Saturday at about 6 p.m., later in the evening a firefighter was taken to a hospital for what appeared to a broken leg. He is expected to be OK. 

The agencies are working together to implement a plan to put the fire out and keep it as small as possible.