All evacuations have been lifted in Trinity County due to the Delta Fire. All road closures have been lifted.
Delta Fire Morning Update
1,750 acres, 95% contained
Evacuation Advisory lifted on Sept 11, 2018 at 1800
Crews are still patrolling
58,427 acres, 17% contained
Federal/CalFIRE air and ground resources
Today, firefighters will continue with aggressive suppression tactics as they secure primary control lines around the fire. Crews will also focus on improving current fire lines mopping up hot spots along the fire’s edge. Predicted weather conditions indicate cooler temperatures, higher relative humidity, and light winds, which will reduce fire behavior and minimize growth.
East Fork Road still under mandatory evacuation. Advisory still in place from the East Fork/East Side Road junction west to Highway 3 northward to Ramshorn Road.
Video of September 10th Public Meeting in Trinity Center on the Delta and Hirz Fires
Kerlin Fire Morning Update
Kerlin Fire Repopulation - Hyampom - The mandatory evacuation for Hyampom is lifted effective 9/9/18 at 4:30PM. Hyampom is under Advisory only.
The Kerlin Fire is currently 1650 acres and 0% contained, with some lines in place. Current incident information is available at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6189/.
The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office has issued a repopulation notice for Hyampom residents east of the South Fork of the Trinity River. Residents are reminded they will still be in an evacuation advisory status, which means to be ready to evacuate should conditions worsen.
Residents west of the South Fork of the Trinity River will remain in a mandatory evacuation status until conditions improve. The hard road closure will be moved to Lower South Fork at Hyampom Road.
- Kerlin Creek, 2.5 miles west Hyampom
- Federal DPA, FRA Shasta-Trinity N.F
- 1,228 acres timber, 0% contained
- Fire was moderated with good overnight RH recoveries
- Structures and Community of Hyampom threatened
- NorCal Team 2 (Dalrymple) assumed command today at 0600 hours
- Federal air and ground resources committed
Delta Fire (Mostly in Shasta County)
- Delta Rd. x I-5, 2 miles NW Lakehead
- Federal DPA, FRA, Shasta-Trinity National Forest
- 24,558 acres, 0% contained
- Fire was active mostly with surface fire spread
- Extreme, short crown runs, uphill runs with long-range spotting
- Structures threatened
- Critical rate of spread
- Evacuations in progress
- CA IMT5 (Young) is in command
- FMAG received and has been placed on hold.
- Federal air and ground resources committed
All residents are encouraged to go to the CalFire website at http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Prepare-for-Wildfire/ and ensure they are prepared for fire season.
We all need to be prepared. Please take a few minutes and consider the information on the website so we are best prepared as residents to do our part to help protect what we have earned!
We are in fire season, please remain vigilant and call 911 if you see plumes of smoke where there shouldn't be.
Everyone has been doing a fantastic job reporting quickly and please understand it truly makes a difference for the firefighters to get on scene as soon as possible when a fire breaks out. The sooner they get there, the easier it is to get it under control.
With the heat rising and the already dry conditions, we need to be especially careful out there.
thank you for taking care of our County!
Information on CodeRED:
All residents of Trinity County are encouraged to sign up to receive CodeRED messages of their choosing: i.e. email, text and phone (landline and cell). All information is treated for official use only, to be used only as a means for disseminating emergency information.
CodeRED Signup: https://public.coderedweb.com/cne/en-US/BF42F95647FB
CodeRED Mobile Download: https://www.onsolve.com/solutions/products/codered/mobile-alert-app/codered-mobile-apps-download/
OES is also in the process of being qualified through FEMA to send emergency messages by way of television, radio or cell phone within the Trinity County Operational Area (TCOA) during a time of a disaster (it is the same method as the weekly test scrolling on the television or interrupting a radio broadcast).
The Integrated Public Alert Warning System (IPAWS) uses the US Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) to send emergency messages across televisions, radios and any cell phone capable of receiving messages within the operational area. More information about IPAWS is below:
- CodeRED - IPAWS architecture
- CodeRED - IPAWS Guide
OTHER USEFUL LINKS:
Buckhorn Traffic Cam (via Caltrans)
Oregon Mountain Traffic Cam (via Caltrans):
Local Chain Requirements (via Caltrans)