Office of Emergency Services (OES)



Fire Update: Trinity River Management Unit (Weaverville, Big Bar, Trinity Lake and Trinity Alps)

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The Salmon fire is located in the northwest portion of Trinity County, approximately 14 miles northeast of Willow Creek.

Current as of ‎8‎/‎4‎/‎2020‎ ‎7‎:‎49‎ ‎PM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning
Date of Origin Monday July 27th, 2020 approx. 11:03 AM
Location 14 miles northeast of Willow Creek, CA
Incident Commander M. Strawhun (CIIMT 14)
Coordinates 41.168 latitude, -123.407 longitude

Current Situation

Estimated Containment Date Friday August 28th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber litter, chaparral and grass

Significant Events

Salmon fire continues to back to the south, with the east and west flanks being checked up to the ridge tops. The north flank has sloped over the ridge and is backing towards Red Cap lake. Roll-out and slope driven runs continue on both fires (Red and Salmon).



A new base camp for crews is being established in the town of Orleans for increased logistics on the incident. Predicted northwest winds

could influence spread direction on the Red fire increasing the possibilities that the Salmon and Red fires could burn together. Fuel model

sampling shows above average fuel moisture for the fire area. This may contribute to the observed fire behavior on the incident. The Big

Rock River Access on the Trinity River remains closed to public access. Both fires are in wilderness, a mix of direct attack and light on the

land strategy will be used. Three counties are involved, Red fire in Humboldt county, and the Salmon fire in Trinity county bordering

Siskiyou county on the east flank. Cultural and historic sites are threatened. One historic cabin has been wrapped in preparation of fire















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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.

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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

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Trinity County Emergency Operations Plan

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Weaverville Online - Trinity Emergency Alert Network

CalFire Incident Information

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