Office of Emergency Services (OES)

 


Deadwood Road Reopened November 26, 2018.

Deadwood Road had been closed East of Lewiston effective November 21, 2018 due to potential flood conditions. As of November 26, 2018, Deadwood Road has reopened. 


Deadwood Road closed East of Lewiston - November 21, 2018

Due to a Flash Flood Warning in effect in Trinity County, and the potential impact to burn areas, the Trinity County Department of Transportation (DOT) has closed Deadwood Road East of Lewiston.

Air Quality Public Service Announcement - November 14, 2018 (NCUAQMD)

Depending on weather conditions, smoke impacts from the Camp Fire in Butte County may occur in areas of Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity County. This fire is currently at 135,000 acres with 35% containment. Click the link above for more information.

EPA Wildfire air quality guide for schools NCUAQMD rev 4-18 (PDF)

Health Recommendations for Schools, Coaches, and Event Coordinators regarding student exposure to fine particles (smoke and dust) air pollution


CAL FIRE News Release - Fall Heating Safety - October 30, 2018

Fall Heating Safety

The California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection/Shasta County Fire Department (CAL FIRE/SCFD) advises residents to maintain and inspect their heating systems prior to using them this fall.

See attached News Release for more information.
 


CAL FIRE News Release - Burn Suspension in Effect - October 29, 2018

Residents are reminded that outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Shasta and Eastern Trinity Counties is still prohibited. The suspension has been effective since June 11, 2018 at 8:00 a.m., and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves. There is not an estimated date for lifting the burn suspension.

See attached News Release for more information.

 

Fire Information

9/28/18

On 9.28.18 at 1625, the Trinity County Office of Emergency Services was notified by the Trinity County Sheriff’s Department requesting a CodeRED Evacuation Advisory be sent out once again to residents on East Fork Road, north to Ramshorn Road and east to the Trinity/Shasta line due to a spot fire burning on the Shasta County side of the Trinity/Shasta County Line. This is a precautionary measure only, but again, residents on the north and north east side of Trinity Lake should remain vigilant in case the spot fire continues to move west.

The below information is from inciweb:

Firefighters overnight conducted a strategic firing operation to remove unburned vegetation between the Bear Gulch spot and the dozer line on the ridges above the gulch. This was done in preparation for gusty south winds expected later today. The spot fire is still within the boundary of Clear Creek, Dog Creek Road, Damnation Pass and the ridges above Bear Gulch. The smaller spot on Onion Creek Ridge remains within the hose lay reinforced fireline. The estimated size this morning of the spot fires that were discovered Tuesday outside the main Delta Fire perimeter is 1,340 acres for the spot in Bear Gulch and 14 acres for the spot on Onion Creek Ridge.

With the increase in uncontained fire perimeter because of the spot fire in Bear Gulch, the containment is now at 97 percent

Suppression repair continues on the Delta and Hirz fires. Firefighters are continuing to patrol the fires' perimeters.

Summary:
62,059 Acres
97% Contained
782 Personnel
20 Structures Destroyed

 

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9/15/18

All evacuations have been lifted in Trinity County due to the Delta Fire. All road closures have been lifted.

9/14/18

Delta Fire Morning Update

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/6191/47821/

9/13/18

Kerlin Fire

 

1,750 acres, 95% contained

Evacuation Advisory lifted on Sept 11, 2018 at 1800

Crews are still patrolling

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Delta Fire

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.

 

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9/12/18

Kerlin Fire Update

9/11/18 11:30AM

Video of September 10th Public Meeting in Trinity Center on the Delta and Hirz Fires
https://www.facebook.com/KRCR7/videos/2409291675778208/

9/10/18 7:00AM

Kerlin Fire Morning Update

9/9/18 4:30PM

Kerlin Fire Repopulation - Hyampom - The mandatory evacuation for Hyampom is lifted effective 9/9/18 at 4:30PM. Hyampom is under Advisory only.

9/9/18 7:00AM

Kerlin Fire Morning Update 

9/8/18 3:00PM

Kerlin Fire Evacuation Map

9/8/18 8:45AM

Live Fire Web App

9/8/18 7:45AM

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/.

9/7/18

Press Release 9/7/18 - Repopulation of Hyampom East of the South Fork of the Trinity River

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 Fire

  • 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
     

Carr Fire Information


 

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!

Trinity OES
 


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!

Trinity OES

 


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 Flyer

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:

BLM Info on fire restrictions

Weaverville Online - Trinity Emergency Alert Network

CalFire Incident Information

 

CALTRANS INFORMATION

Caltrans District 2 Website

State Route 299 Current Conditions

State Route 3 – Current Conditions

Buckhorn Traffic Cam (via Caltrans)

Oregon Mountain Traffic Cam (via Caltrans):

Local Chain Requirements (via Caltrans)

Caltrans live traffic cameras


Press Release:

OES 5.24.18

OES 7.18.18 Hazard Mitigation Grant Opportunity  - (For Helena Fire Victims) Press Release