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As Hayfork And Hyampom Sigh, Weaverville Braces


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 11 AM ... Just as firefighters gain 55 to 90 percent containment on 4 of 5 fire complexes in Trinity County, a new fire has erupted just two miles west of the county seat of Weaverville. 

The Democrat Fire is located off Democrat Gulch Road near Oregon Mountain. Like the River Complex Fire in Denny it is very close to Highway 299 which remains open at this time.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 


DEMOCRAT FIRE (530-225-2510)

Acres = 250

Containment = 35%

Personnel = 16 crews, 25 fire engines, 8 air tankers, 6 helicopters (618 total personnel)

Democrat Fire, West of Weaverville, August 25, 2015 | CalFire

Mandatory evacuations still in place for the west side of Oregon Mountain down to Highway 299. Voluntary evacuations for Steiner Flat Road in Douglas City. 

Red Cross Shelter: First Baptist Church, 1261 South Main Street, Weaverville

Gusting winds are causing the fire to spot ahead of itself. Communication towers on Oregon Mountain are still threatened. 

Road Closure: Oregon Street at Democrat Gulch to the top of Oregon Mountain. 

More Information HERE


DENNY (River Complex)

Helicopter on Trinity River, River Complex, August 25, 2015 | InciWeb

Acres = 57,993

Containment = 26%

Personnel = 528

A Public Meeting will be held TONIGHT, 6 PM, at the Hoopa Fire Station on Highway 96. 

Protection is holding along Highway 299, at the historic Ironside Mountain Lookout, and also near the village of Hoopa. 

Denny Road will be open from Highway 299 to Quimby Creek, 9 am - 3 pm daily, for local residents only. 

A lingering high pressure ridge is expected to dissipate and result in less stable atmosphere. Inversions are also expected to lift earlier in the day. This is expected to result in more fire activity. 

More information HERE.



Acres = 35,451

Containment = 57%

Personnel = 646

There is concern over an increase in gusting winds as the Johnson Fire remains active along its southern perimeter.

A Public Meeting is scheduled TODAY, 5:30 PM, Ruth Lake Guard Station.

More information HERE


RUTH LAKE (Mad River Complex)

Acres = 36,055

Containment = 68%

Personnel = 387

As noted above there is a Public Meeting TODAY, 5:30 PM, at the Ruth Lake Guard Station. 

The Gobbler and Pickett fires show little activity and are in patrol status. 

The Lassic and Johnson fires are still active and are expected to experience gusty winds today. 

More information HERE


The SOUTH COMPLEX is at 26,764 acres burned and 60 percent containment.

The FORK COMPLEX is at 36,500 acres burned and 90 percent containment. 

There is a community meeting TODAY, 5:30 PM, at the Hyampom Fire Station. 


The Trinity County Sheriff's office published this LIST of ROAD CLOSURES yesterday at 12:30 PM ( it does not include closures associated with the Democrat Fire - which can be found above).