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Over 160,000 Acres Burned in Trinity County

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UPDATE: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 9:40 AM ... Today residents and firefighters will be facing their third straight day of triple-digit temperatures, low humidity, and smoke inversions.

Air quality remains 'hazardous' in Willow Creek, Burnt Ranch, Hyampom, and Hayfork. Mad River and Hoopa air quality is considered 'very unhealthy'. 

Containment for the five major wildfires ranges from 20 (Denny area) to 65 percent (Ruth Lake). 

  

DENNY (River Complex; 530-276-8559)

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California Congressman Huffman's Team Briefed at the River Complex on August 16, 2015 | InciWeb

Acres = 45,477

Containment = 20%

Personnel = 750

Thick smoke has hampered air support and made nighttime infrared mapping of hot spots essential. 

Patrol activity is focused on protecting structures in Denny and keeping the fire north of Ironside Mountain Road. 

Information on road closures, evacuations, and support services are HERE.

Air Quality information HERE

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SOUTH COMPLEX (530-628-0093)

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National Guard Support, South Complex, August 18, 2015 | InciWeb

Acres = 22,367

Containment = 40%

Personnel = 1,130

Much of the southern flank of the Pattison Fire is uncontrolled. It continues to progress southward to both sides of Gates Creek. 

An inversion layer has severely restricted air support. 

Information on road closures, evacuations, and support services are HERE.

Air Quality information HERE.

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HAYFORK  (Fork Complex; 530-324-5145)

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Santa Clara Fire, Night Operations, Fork Complex, August 18, 2015 | @sccfiredept via Twitter

Acres = 35,165

Containment = 52%

Personnel = 1,728

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS continue for residences along Tule Creek and Wildwood. Residents must show proof of residency to pass through road closures. 

The east side of the Shiell Fire remains quite active. 

Today is the first day of school for area schools and drivers are reminded to be particularly alert given increased fire response traffic and visibility compromised by smoke. 

Information on EVACUATIONS and ROAD CLOSURES HERE.

Air Quality information HERE

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ROUTE COMPLEX (707-574-6865)

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Crew Deployment, Route Complex, August 18, 2015 |@fireground360 via Twitter

Acres = 33,962

Containment = 37%

Personnel = 893

This afternoon the humidity is expected to drop into single digits and there is a risk of headfire runs due to downslope winds. 

The Johnson Fire is 29 percent contained. Crews conducted successful burnout operations on the north end moving some portions of the fire toward holding status.

The majority of the east side of the fire near Hyampom is in holding status. Crews have made significant progress securing and preparing line on the western side of the Johnson Fire for a planned burnout. Continued burnout operations are planned for the south end of the fire.

Information on road closures and evacuations are HERE.

Air Quality information HERE.

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RUTH (Mad River Complex; 707-574-6289)

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Sign in Ruth, Mad River Complex, August 18, 2015 | InciWeb

Acres = 26,462

Containment = 65%

Personnel = 1,051

The Lassic Fire remains very active. It crossed Road 1S07 on the east side of the fire. It has also spotted across the Little Van Duzen River on the south side where it has the potential to make uphill runs. 

An increase in humidity tonight may help moderate fire activity but remain below under 50 percent. 

Up-to-date ROAD CLOSURES and EVACUATIONS HERE.

Air Quality information HERE.

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UPDATE: TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 9:40 AM ... National Guard troops trained in firefighting will arrive today to assist with the fires near Hayfork and Hyampom. 

Very hot and dry conditions will persist today with humidity hovering around 15 percent and strong upper level winds expected from the northwest.  Humidity is not expected to drop much this evening which may result in increased fire activity overnight. 

Trinity County fires now account for over 40 percent of the acreage burned (approximately 365,000 acres total) by California wildfires.

DENNY (River Complex; 530-276-8559)

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Hazardous Tree Removal Team, August 16, 2015 |@USFWS_SoCal via Twitter

Acres = 43,144

Containment = 18%

Personnel = 818

An increase in fire activity challenged containment along the southeast perimeter as crews fought to keep the blaze north of the 5N18 Road. 

The western flank may be held to a point where only patrol status is needed. 

A contingency line is being constructed along the northwest perimeter to protect Hoopa Tribal land.

Information on road closures, evacuations, and support services are HERE.

Air Quality information HERE

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SOUTH COMPLEX (530-628-0093)

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South Route Complexes, August 15, 2015 | InciWeb

Acres = 21,629

Containment = 35%

Personnel = 1,154

A strong inversion yesterday moderated fire activity. Progress was made in containment of the Castle Fire from Garrett road to the South Fork of the Trinity River. 

Firing operations south of Corral Bottom Road and north of the Pattison Fire maintained a key containment line 

National Guard firefighters reassigned from the Rocky and Jerusalem fires near Clear Lake are expected to arrive today at the South Complex Incident Command. 

Information on road closures, evacuations, and support services are HERE.

Air Quality information HERE.

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HAYFORK (Fork Complex; 530-324-5145)

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Peak Fire near Hayfork | InciWeb

Acres = 35,097

Containment = 52%

Personnel = 1,860

Approximately 200 National Guard firefighters reassigned from the Rocky and Jerusalem fires near Clear Lake are expected to arrive today. 

Crews have been successful in keeping the Peak Fire around Tule Creek drainage from spreading. 

The Shiell Fire had increased activity yesterday but stayed within contingency lines. 

Information on road closures, evacuations, and support services are HERE.

Air Quality information HERE

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ROUTE COMPLEX (707-574-6865)

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Helicopter Support, Route Complex | @NWS_IMET_OPS via Twitter

Acres = 31,487

Containment = 33%

Personnel = 935

Successful burnout operations were conducted yesterday on the south and east flanks of the Johnson Fire. 

Most of the east side of the fire near Hyampom is now in patrol status. 

Buck Fire has complete containment. 

Persistent low nighttime humidity is expected to generate more fire activity this evening. 

Information on road closures, evacuations, and support services are HERE.

Air Quality information HERE.

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RUTH LAKE (Mad River Complex; 707-574-6289)

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Rolling Hose at Mad River Complex | InciWeb

Acres = 24,836

Containment = 65%

Personnel = 1,051

The Pickett Fire continues to back down toward Highway 36 and trigger hazardous debris. 

The Lassic Fire is spreading to the south, east, and west with spot activity crossing the Little Van Duzen River  to the west. 

There is a NEW EVACUATION for residents along Road 1S14. Other evacuations and road closures HERE.

Air Quality information HERE.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 12:30 PM ... As the Trinity County fires in northwestern California approach 150,000 acres burned, residents and fire crews will be further tested today with triple-digit temperatures and air quality forecast to be in the unhealthy to hazardous range. 

Highs are expected to remain above 100 degrees through Wednesday. Winds are expected to be light and not disperse accumulating smoke. All five fire complexes will have air quality in the unhealthy to hazardous range. Unhealthy air is also expected in Eureka, Hoopa, Orleans, Weitchpec, and Willow Creek. 

DENNY (River Complex; 530-276-8559)

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Snags. A major hazard for firefighters. Route Complex, August 16, 2015 | InciWeb

Acres = 39,445

Containment = 18%

Personnel = 840

Today crews will focus on preventing northwest spread of the fire. Yesterday aircraft support was limited by smoke. 

Today crews will continue to patrol the Denny area and try to keep the fire on the north side of Ironside Mountain Road. 

Information on road closures, evacuations, and support services are HERE.

Air Quality information HERE

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SOUTH COMPLEX (530-628-0093)

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A Bell 205 Helicopter over the South Complex, August 16, 2015 | InciWeb

Acres = 20,978

Containment = 35%

Personnel = 1,131

A heavy smoke inversion moderated fire activity yesterday, but grounded support helicopters for most of the day. 

The Castle Fire line held near Garrett Road. 

Information on road closures, evacuations, and support services are HERE.

Air Quality information HERE

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HAYFORK (Fork Complex; 530-324-5145)

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Understory after a fire has passed through, August 16, 2015 | InciWeb

Acres = 33,473

Containment = 52%

Personnel = 2,259

Significant gains in containment were made. The Barker and Blue Fires remained relatively quiet, while the northwest flank of the Peak Fire remains active and a major focus of firefighters. 

Information on road closures, evacuations, and support services are HERE.

Air Quality information HERE

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ROUTE COMPLEX (707-574-6865)

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A hot day at Incident Command, Route Complex, August 16, 2015 | InciWeb

Acres = 28,861

Containment = 30%

Personnel = 907

Firefighters conducted successful burnout operations on the south side of the Johnson Fire near Hyampom. 

The Buck Fire has complete containment lines. 

Information on road closures, evacuations, and support services are HERE.

Air Quality information HERE.

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RUTH (Mad River Complex; 707-574-6289)

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Dozer Line at Mad River Complex, August 16, 2015 | InciWeb

Acres = 23,628

Containment = 65%

Personnel = 1,170

The Lassic Fire has been quite active with tree-torching near Signal Peak. 

Firefighters worked along the Little Van Duzen River  drainage yesterday to limit westward spread of the fire. 

Information on road closures, evacuations, and support services are HERE.

Air Quality information HERE.