Evacuations, road closures remain in place in Trinity County

Aug 2, 2015 6:41 PM by Charlene Cheng

Updated road closures and evacuations from the Trinity County Sheriff's Office:

Voluntary evacuations ordered for for residences in the area of Farmer Ranch Rd

Road Closures for Hayfork Area:

Hard Closure: Hwy 3 @ Fairgrounds south on Hwy 3 to Hwy 36 and Hwy 36 @ Wildwood Rd to all W/B Traffic

Red Cross Evacuation Center for Hayfork is at: Solid Rock Christian Church, 66 Tule Creek Rd, Hayfork

Hyampom Area Evacuations:

~Corral Bottom Mandatory Evacuations

Mandatory Evacuations have been requested by US Forest Service and ordered by the Trinity County Sheriff's Department for the following areas from the intersection of Road 16 and Road 47 to Road 47 to Road 60 and Road 60 into Hyampom.

Also Mandatory Evacuations for the Hyampom Areas of:

~End of Kerlin Creek Rd

~Skunk Ranch Area

~Manzanita Ranch Area

Road Closures for Hyampom Area:

Hard Closure: Intersection of Road 47 and Road 60, Intersection of Road 16 and Road 47

Red Cross Evacuation Center for Hayfork is at: Solid Rock Christian Church, 66 Tule Creek Rd, Hayfork


Fires in Trinity County have now burned through over 30,000 acres, more than doubling in size since Saturday.

The largest, the Fork Complex near Hayfork and Hyampom, has grown to 23,400 acres.

The River Complex near Denny is burning 3,182 acres.

In the Ruth Lake vicinity, the Mad River Complex is at 5,246 acres.

Crews made progress overnight working on structure protection around the affected communities, and will continue to prioritize that throughout the day.

A Red Flag Watch has been issued for fire areas today for isolated thunderstorms, which could produce gusty winds. Temperatures are expected to moderate in the coming days, with a chance of thunderstorms in the forecast.

Road closures and evacuations remain in effect on Sunday morning.

Mandatory Evacuations as of 6am on August 2 include residences along:

End of Kerlin Creek Road (Hyampom area) Skunk Ranch Area (Hyampom area) Manzanita Ranch Area (Hyampom area) Residences along Forest Roads 3N44 and 3N50 (Hyampom area) Underwood Mountain Road (Forest Road 5N60) and Forest Roads 4N09 and 4N24 (Hyampom area) Residences at Post Mountain Ranch Residences along Barker Creek Road

  • Morgan Hill Road from Pine Street to Kingsbury Gulch Road, including Kingsbury Road, Center Street, and Dirt Road.
  • Mill Gulch (Highway 3 north to Hayfork)
  • Kingsbury Gulch Road (Hayfork area)

Closures as of 6am on August 2:

  • State route 3 from State Route 36 to Hyampom Road
  • State Route 36 from the junction with State Route 3 to Post Mountain
  • State Route 3 south of the Hayfork Fairgrounds
  • All roads associated with the residences listed above

Forest Closure
A Forest closure is anticipated for the fire areas. The forest closure will include all roads and land within the closure boundary. The closure will be posted when it is complete.

The Red Cross has set up an evacuation center at the Solid Rock Christian Church at the intersection of State Route 3 and Tule Creek Road in Hayfork. The Salvation Army is providing water and meals for residents.

Officials have two meetings planned for the community on Sunday. The first is at 1 p.m. at the Hayfork Community Church in Hayfork, followed by another at 4 p.m. at the Volunteer Fire Department in Hyampom. Fire management staff will provide updates on closures and evacuations.


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