Two big lightning-sparked wild fires have forced officials to evacuate hundreds from the small Trinity County town of Hayfork.
The Rail Fire is burning in Rail Canyon about two miles south of Hayfork. Lastet estimates have about 900 acres burned and 400 structures threatened. The Barker Fire five miles northeast of Hayfork has burned about 800 acres and is threatening about 30 buildings, according to Cal Fire.
The following is a run down of road closures and evacuations advisories as of 9 p.m.:
- Eastbound Route 36 has been closed at the Humboldt/Trinity County line per Caltrans.
- The Trinity County Sheriff's Office is issuing a Mandatory Evacuation for the following areas: Hyampom:
- The end of Kerlin Creek Road, 3N44 & 3N50, Road 16, Road 47, and Road 60. Hayfork:
- The end of Barker Creek Road, the Mill Gulch area, mile marker 3.18 Highway 3 all the way to the Hayfork dump, Morgan Hill Road, Kingsbury Road, Pine Street, and Dirt Street. Mad River -
- Mad River Road from Highway 36 to Three Forks.
- Voluntary Evacuations are still in place for the Denny area, in Hayfork Farmer Ranch/Big Creek Road, in Ruthon Lower Mad River Road from the Ruth Marina/Journey's Inn to the Ruth/Zenia Road.
- Highway 3 south bound is closed from Hyampom Road to Highway 36.
- The Red Cross is setting up evacuation centers in Hayfork at the Solid Rock Christian Church, 66 Tule Creek Road, and in Mad River at the Van Duzen Elementary School, 680 County Road 511.