ETNA, Calif., — The River Complex is totaling at 83,124 acres burned with 10% contained as of Saturday morning, August 21.
An in-person community meeting is scheduled for Saturday at 6:30pm. The meeting will be at the IOOF Hall located at 11 Scott Rd in Trinity Center.
Those unable to attend in person, can view the recording that will be posted afterward on the Klamath National Forest Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KlamathNF/.
New Evacuation WARNING: The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office and the Trinity County Office of Emergency Services announced the following areas are under and evacuation warning:
- The Coffee Creek and Trinity Center communities
- All residences and areas west of SR 3 from Long Canyon to Rams Horn Road.
- All areas of Trinity Center proper, north along SR 3 thru Coffee Creek proper.
This is a Fire Evacuation WARNING only and SR 3 will remain open at this time.
- Cecilville, Summerville
- Coffee Creek Road past Sugar Pine Trailhead in Trinity County.
- Sawyers Bar
An evacuation order means there is immediate threat to life and is a lawful order to leave immediately. Orders also mean that the area is closed to public access.
An evacuation warning means there is a potential threat to life or property. Warnings are for those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock who should leave now.
To reach sheriffs you can call them at (530-623-1116).
- Trinity County has issued a hard closure of Coffee Creek Road at North Fork Trailhead west of Hwy 3.
- The Callahan-Cecilville Road is closed from approximately one mile west of the community of Callahan to Cecilville.
- The Sawyers Bar Road is closed from Forks of Salmon to Forest Road 40N51.
- The Shasta-Trinity, Klamath and Six Rivers National Forests have issued an order closing the Trinity Alps Wilderness through November 15, 2021.
- Trails and recreational areas are all closed.
- The Klamath and Six Rivers National Forests have closed the Marble Mountain and Russian Wildernesses and the forest within the Salmon/Scott River Ranger District.
- All roads, trails and recreation areas are closed to the public through September 15, 2021.
For information on Northern CA Forest Closures, visit: https://go.usa.gov/xF7EM
Overnight, fire behavior was moderate with creeping, backing, and occasional uphill runs. Firefighters will continue implementing structure defense plans throughout the day in fire threatened areas.
Weather: A weak weather system is pushing through the area early Saturday. Cooler temperatures, drier air and winds will be out of the west-northwest.
Smoke from the McCash Fire will drift over the River Complex. Higher humidity and weaker winds are enabled by smoke cover. Elevated fire weather potential exists, although lighter winds will limit the overall fire activity.
Today crews are working on:
• Monitoring and implementing structure defense plans in communities threatened by the fire.
• Continuing mop up and patrol of existing control lines, monitoring for spot fires and slop-overs on all River Complex fires.
• Constructing and improving fire lines in all divisions where conditions allow, and where personnel and equipment are available.
• Conducting firing operations where feasible to strengthen containment lines and remove available fuels for the fire to consume.
• Continuing direct and indirect line construction and firing operations on the north side of the Summer and the south side of the Haypress fire to keep the fire from progressing towards communities.
• All fires within the River Complex are being managed under a full suppression tactics plan.
For additional information, call the River Complex Fire information line at (707) 596-6075 or go to the InciWeb page at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7760/