Aug 2, 2015 1:35 PM by Charlene Cheng
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
Closures as of 6am on August 2:
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.