Informational meetings Monday for South, Fork Complex Fires

Aug 10, 2015 2:24 PM by News Staff

Firefighters are still battling a series of lighting fires that sparked more than a week ago in Trinity County.

The South Complex Fire, burning near Hyampom, has charred 18,108 acres and is just 5 percent contained. A public information meeting will be held Monday night at the Burnt Ranch School at 6 p.m.

United States Forest Service officials say the fire was active Sunday night and the following evacuations remain in effect:

Closures and evacuations as of 6 a.m. Monday:

  • Skunk Ranch area
  • End of Kerlin Creek Road
  • Corral Bottom Road west of the intersection with the 16 continuing onto the 60 road to the Four Corners area.
  • Castle Rock Area-residences in the area of Underwood Mountain Road, Castle Rock and Hog Ranch including 5N40 Road, 5N07 Road, 5N09 Road, Big Lake, Hidden Lake, to 5N60 Road to Mill Creek Road.

Voluntary Evacuations:

  • St Johns Road
  • Wintoon Flat, Waldorf Flat, Grel Ranch, Oak Flat
  • Manzanita Ranch Area (reduced to voluntary)

Road Closures:

Hyampom Area: (In case of evacuation, these routes will not be accessible.)

  • Corral Bottom Road west of the 16
  • On the Underwood Mountain Road, Four Corners area
  • 60 Road north of Hyampom (closed past the school)

The Fork Complex Fire, which consists of more than 40 fires burning near Hayfork, has now burned more than 22,000 acres and is 19 percent contained. Officials say containment lines held overnight.

Weather remains a great concern for firefighters, as high temperatures are expected to continue.

An evacuation center is open at the Solid Rock Christian Church at the intersection of State Road 3 and Tule Creek Road in Hayfork. A public meeting will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at the Hayfork Community Church on Highway 3.

The following evacuations have been ordered by the Trinity County Sheriff's Office:

Mandatory Evacuations:
- Kingsbury Gulch Road past the pavement
- Mill Gulch Area
- 13 Dips Road
- Wildwood Road (Rd 302) from Gemmil Gulch to East Fork Road and all of East Fork Road
- Shiell Ranch
- Deer Lick Campgrounds Area

Voluntary Evacuations:
- Morgan Hill Road
- Pine Avenue
- Center Street
- Madrone Avenue
- Barker Creek Road
- Farmer Ranch Road
- Wildwood Road (Rd 302) from Hwy 36 to Gemmil Gulch including the town of Wildwood
- Trinity Pines

Also in Trinity County, the River Complex Fire, near the communities of Dailey Ranch, Hoboken, and Trinity Village has now charred 18,235 acres and is just 12 percent contained. Mandatory evacuations are still in effect for Denny (including Quinby), Dailey, Hoboken and Bell Flat. A hard road closure is in effect on Denny Road at the junction of Forest Road 7N26 at Onion Saddle.


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