Knob Fire Goes from 0% Containment to Now 52%

WILLOW CREEK, Calif. (KIEM)- The Knob Fire that started this past Saturday in Willow Creek has now burned a little more than 2,000 acres. 

A bright side to this issue is the US Forest Service stated their efforts have gotten the Knob Fire from 0% containment to now 52% in just two days. 

Fire officials also said the number of evacuees have not been increasing because of the progress that has been made. However the Humboldt County’s Sheriff’s Department is in charge of the evacuation orders and they are updating the residents who have not evacuated the condition on the fire and how close it is. 

Their main concern right now is to save peoples homes. As of right now no homes have been reported to be destroyed by the fire. 

We’re able to use Highway 299 as an anchor point to contain the fire along the road. This allows for a large fuel break. The road provides for a natural fuel break and we use that to our advantage, said John Marunowski, PIO for US Forest Service.