Evacuation plans made public, Hoopa still no evacuations at this time


The Red Salmon Complex Fire has grown to more than 77,000 acres as it continues to burn in the Klamath, Six Rivers, and Shasta-Trinity National forests, and is now prompting evacuations.

At last check, the complex is a combined total of 77,133 acres, and has slipped to 18% containment.

Hoopa Fire urges their community members to stay calm, but be prepared.

“The plan has the entire valley floor and any populated are divided up in zones,” said Hoopa’s Fire Chief and Incident Commander Gregory Moon.

The fires path will determine which of the 12-zones is activated for evacuations.

“The zones also have information in them on how many people live in each zone, how many structures, and escape route locations and how they will get to the shelter areas from those zones,” said Moon.

Moon reiterates – there are no evacuations in place for the Hoopa Indian Reservation at this time –  but says all community members need to become familiar the new plan.

“The zones will be readily available on the Facebook page, on Twitter and on the Hoopa OES,” he said. “The fire has held well on the west flank of the fire, therefore making the Hoopa Valley Reservation relatively safe.”

Crews have done burnouts along roads on the East side of the reservation and on Thursday the fire is expected to the South East Corner of the reservation through the Tish-Tang drainage and up to the signboard gap, according to Moon.  

And from there crews will perform burnout operations along those control lines – which may help control where the fire reaches – the smoke however, is not letting up and has remained at unhealthy levels. 

Hoopa OES continue to serve those displaced by both the Covello and Happy Kamp fires, with food, lodging and other resources as needed.

Deputy Incident Commander Wendy “Poppy” Ferris-George with the Hoopa COVID-19 Management Team expressed her appreciation to her team.

“I appreciate all the work and coming together to make it happen to serve the families that were burn-out victims,” said Ferris-George.

“We’ve been assisting Hoopa Tribal members who have either lost their homes or who have been evacuated,” said Operation Chief Allie Hostler with the Hoopa COVID-19 Management Team New zones created in the event of an evacuation and more information can be found by clicking here or for here for a link to their Facebook page.