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MENDOCINO NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. - As of Sept. 25, the entire August Complex has grown to 867,335 acres. Containment has increased to 40%.
The CHP says Highway 36 is closed from the junction with Highway 3 to South Fork Mountain Road in Trinity County for firefighting operations. The closure started at 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25. The estimated time of reopening depends on fire operations and fire behavior. There will be CHP officials onsite directing traffic.
Contact Information Lines
West Zone - (707)355-4926
North Zone - (530)628-0039
South Zone - (530)487-4602
North Zone Update – Shasta-Trinity, Mendocino and Six Rivers National Forests:
Weather conditions permitting, firefighters plan to use similar tactics today to reduced unburned fuels east of Forest Glen, between the fire and Highway 36.
Crews are working hard to complete the firelines above Ruth Lake ahead of a forecasted wind shift. Dozers and masticators are supporting hand crews to bring the fire down to containment lines. The incident team says this is an area of prime concern, with the predicted wind shift and critical fire weather expected this weekend. A Fire Weather Watch is in effect from early Sunday morning through Monday morning.
There are 10 helicopters assigned to the North Zone of the fire, using water drops to help firefighters on the ground to cool hot spots. Aerial supervision guides crews as they build and strengthen containment lines from Ruth north to Forest Glen. Helicopters and air tankers will be assisting firefighters east of Fores Glen and along Highway 36 Friday as well.
For information on the West Zone of the August Complex, call (707) 355-4926 or CLICK HERE.
Evacuation Orders and Warnings for the North Zone of the August Complex:
The evacuation point is still the Hayfork Fairgrounds, Hayfork, CA.
Trinity County: Evacuation Orders
- Ruth and Ruth Lake
- Forest Glen
- Post Mountain/Trinity Pines
- Three Forks
Trinity County: Evacuation Warnings
- Mad River
- Hettenshaw Valley
- The north area of Ruth Lake from Journey's End to Highway 36
- Zenia Kettenpom
- The CHP says Highway 36 is closed from the junction with Highway 3 to South Fork Mountain Road in Trinity County for firefighting operations. The closure started at 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25. The estimated time of reopening depends on fire operations and fire behavior. There will be CHP officials onsite directing traffic.
Temporary Evacuation Point
- Hayfork Fairgrounds
- Evacuees can proceed there to receive hotel accommodation instructions and will be asked to proceed to a hotel in Lewiston or Weaverville for safe, non-congregate sheltering