"Burned Area Emergency Response" Teams are already working to rehab some of the burned areas of the Trinity County wildfires. Minimum impact suppression tactics are being used in wilderness areas whenever possible to lessen the scars on the landscape. There's a major concern about dry lightning from the storm expected Saturday.
The fork complex near hayfork is entering mop-up stage. it burned 8 homes and 4 outbuildings along with about 36,500 acres, but fires are now 90% contained. all evacuations and road closures on this complex have been lifted.
Evacuations are still in place on the South Complex of 3 fires to the north of Hyampom, which grew considerably overnight to 28,900 acres with 62% containment. One house and 2 outbuildings have burned down. Fire continues to back down to Hayfork Creek and spot fires have been a problem along the Trinity River.
The Route Complex is two fires to the south and west of Hyampom burning about 35,500 acres with 74% containment. 2 outbuildings have been lost but apparently no homes. Highway 36 is open.
The River Complex in the New River Drainage near Denny continues to be the most active of the complexes, now at 60,800 acres with 26% containment. No structures have been damaged. The western flank is fully contained. Crews are still holding the ridgetop north of Del Loma to prevent fire from reaching Highway 299.
2 homes and 2 outbuildings have burned in the Mad River Complex of three fires surrounding Ruth Lake in Southern Trinity County covering 36,100 acres with 68% containment.
Information on all the fires in the Shasta-Trinity and Six Rivers National Forests is available at 628-0039.
Details on road closures and evacuations are available from the Trinity County Sheriff's Office at 623-2611.