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Hobo Fire in Trinity County is 60 percent contained

The Hobo Fire burning in Trinity County has burned 413 acres.

Posted: Sep 2, 2020 3:31 PM
Updated: Sep 6, 2020 3:51 PM

TRINITY COUNTY, Calif. – A fire burning in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest is being held at 413 acres. The Hobo Fire and is 60% contained. 230 personnel are assigned to the fire.

The Hobo Fire started around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1, north of Helena near Barney Gulch in steep, rugged terrain.

On Saturday the fire showed minimal activity and stayed within its control lines. On Sunday the plan was to drop trees that pose a threat for fire spread. Smoldering within the perimeter of the fire is expected to continue.

Area Closures:

East Fork Road (County Rd 421) remains closed at Highway 299.

As of 6:00 p.m., Monday, September 7, the southern portion of County Road 421 between Highway 299 and the junction with Forest Road 34N7Y will be opened and the evacuation warning for residents of Barney Gulch will be lifted.

Visitors will then have access to Hobo Gulch Campground, the North Fork Trinity River Trailhead, and the Trinity Alps Wilderness along Forest Road 34N7Y. Above the junction, access will be limited to residents or persons with official business beyond that point.

Junction City campground, about 50 miles west of Redding along state highway 299, will be temporarily closed for use as a wildfire incident base.

The cause of this fire is currently under investigation. 

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