Hopkins Fire now referred to as August Complex North Zone


HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM)-What used to be known as The Hopkins, Elk Horn, Willow and Vinegar fires are now being referred to as the August Complex North Zone.

According to the Forest Service, the the fire still has not jumped the Eel River, and hasn’t entered Humboldt County, as of Saturday.

At last check, the August Complex North Zone fire has remained at 255,309 and is now 29% contained.
The complex is split into three zones to effectively provide response for at risk communities.

According to the Humboldt County Office Of Emergency Services, an evacuation order remains in effect for the areas south of Casterlin Road, including all properties along that road to the Mendocino-Trinity county line, and east of Dyerville loop road and bell springs road to the county line.

An evacuation warning remains in effect for all areas west of Bell Springs Road To Highway 101 spanning from Elk Creek Road/Dyerville Loop Road To The Mendocino/Trinity county line in southern Humboldt County.
An evacuation warning was issued Friday and remains in effect for areas east of Alderpoint Road spanning from Highway 36 To Casterlin Road, and does not include all properties on Casterlin Road.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’S Office has released an interactive fire map, which includes evacuation information, community centers, water stations, and road closures which can be found at here

The office of emergency services has also partnered with the American Red Cross to establish a regional evacuation center at the county fairgrounds in Ferndale.

Evacuees can access indoor overnight shelter accommodations, meals, water and fire information at that location, livestock and small animals are excepted .
For more information on the August Complex North Zone click here.