Jones Point Fire at 89 acres, 5% contained, Firefighter injured


HOOPA VALLEY, Calif. (KIEM)-Multiple resources worked over-night on the so-called Jones Point fire burning on the Hoopa Valley Reservation, according to Hoopa Fire

The fire started on Saturday at about 6 p.m., currently the fire is 5-percent contained at about 89 acres.

A photo taken by Raven Wilder-Surber shows the fire burning near her home, she watched three helicopters work together to keep the fire in check.

More resources, from the Forest Service, Crews from the complex fire and from the tribe, are expected.

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

Redwood News spoke to Hoopa’s Fire Chief Gregory Moon by phone Sunday for an update.

“We had one injury last night, a firefighter had a possible broken leg and was sent to the hospital, in Mad River,” he said. “Crews are making progress and we are expecting red flag weather conditions.

“The air quality is a concern and also there are no structures burned, no structures threatened and no evacuations at this time, firefighter and public safety is always our number one concern.”

Daily smoke forecasts and air quality information can be found by clicking here.

This is an ongoing story that we’re following — we will update you as soon as more information becomes available.