Fire in six rivers in California’s Humboldt and Trinity counties

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The Six Rivers Lightning Complex fire saw its first Line of Control over the weekend, but firefighters were expecting increased activity due to low humidity and shifting winds.

As of Saturday, August 13, the campus had burned 15,232 acres (23.8 sq mi) in Humboldt and Trinity counties. Initially, the complex – triggered by lightning on August 5 – involved 12 fires. Now there are five.

Contained twelve percent of the perimeter, which was on the shore north of the community of Salier.

On Friday afternoon, the evacuation order in Zone 57 of Humboldt County was downgraded to a warning; Others remain in effect.

zone garden map above, for Humboldt CountyIn red the areas of mandatory evacuation and in yellow the evacuation warnings.

In Trinity CountyThe evacuation orders cover an area north and east of the Trinity River near the community of Salier, including Salier Heights, the Salier Loop to the bridge over Highway 299, and Fountain Ranch Road and all roads from Fountain Ranch. Estimated evacuation zones are shown in orange on the map below.

The evacuation center (Green Dot) is at Trinity Valley Elementary School, 730 Hwy 96 in Willow Creek. Highway 299 remains open.

The red tone indicates the approximate burned areas of the fire.

Facebook page for updates can be found on Trinity County Emergency Office website for more Humboldt County Sheriff,



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