The Six Rivers Lightning Complex continues to grow

Willow Creek, Calif. (KIEM)- The Six Rivers Lightning Complex continues to grow as it has now burned 12,375 acres with 0% containment.

“Yesterday we had a strong inversion layer and marine layer that increased our relative humidity, which really gave us a significant help across the entire fire area. Today that will be going down, which is going to cause additional fire behavior and present more challenges today,” said Zeth Mitchel, Six Rivers Complex Planning Operation Section Chief.

Weather continues to be an issue for firefighters as the marine layers and smokey sky makes it difficult to fly aircrafts.

“We had favorable conditions overnight with high relative humidifies. So, we’re able to hold most of the lines. It is going to become hotter and drier. So that will continue to be an issue. Hoping to secure this in the next few days,” said Sally, Claggett, Six Rivers Lightning Complex Public Information Officer.

While the Six Rivers Complex fire has been reported to have zero containment, they are looking into reinstating Public Gas and Electric Services and getting residents back into their homes. The Salyer area by this weekend but that all depends on the progress within the next few days.

As for the northeast of Willow Creek a new evacuation order has been issued asking residents to evacuate but the Humboldt County Office of Emergency services is not reporting a threat to any properties.

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