The Most Current Information on Trinity County Evacuations and Road Closures

The US Forest Service and the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office have issued the latest information for individuals in the areas affected by fire.  The Forest Service is now allowing residents to travel more freely within the mandatory evacuation area of the River Complex between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and the Sheriff’s Office has updated their recommendations. Below are both press releases.



Press release from the U.S. Forest Service, Shasta-Trinity National Forest and Six Rivers National Forest:

River Complex Fire Managers, in conjunction with the Trinity County Sheriff’s Department and Shasta Trinity National Forest have determined that some parts of the mandatory evacuation area within the complex can be opened to residents only, beginning today, and for the specified hours of 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The areas will be opened in three stages.
Residents that wish to return to their homes must have their names on the list that has been compiled and show proof of identification at the check point. Residents can contact the sheriff’s department at 530-623-2611.
Staffed security check points will be in place to ensure that residents only are entering the area, and that residents are not traveling beyond the limit of the staged area.
Stage 1: This stage will be for residents that have homes from the road closure at Drop Point 1 to Noble Lane. This includes the 5-Waters, Hoboken, Noble, and Daily Ranch communities only. Those residents that live in this area will be allowed to enter and leave between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. No entry or exit outside of those hours will be allowed.
Stage 2: This stage will extend up to Quimby Creek, and will be implemented as soon as firefighters have completed the Denny area structure protection plan. Implementation of the structure protection plan began yesterday, and is expect to take at least three daytime working shifts to complete. Unless fire activity increases, residents in the stage 2 area can plan to reenter early next week, or sooner as conditions allow.
Stage 3: This stage will extend the area to the New River Trailhead at the end of Denny Road. This stage will be implemented once fire managers have determined the area is safe for residents to return.


Press release from the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office on August 20: (New information will appear in blue.)


TCSOThe Trinity County Sheriff’s Office has conducted evacuations in the following areas:

FORK COMPLEX: Communities of Hayfork, Post Mountain, Wildwood, Trinity Pines & Post Mountain

Mandatory Evacuations:
Wildwood Road (Rd 302) from Hwy 36 Gemmil GulchWilliams Ranch Wildwood area
Deer Lick Campgrounds Area

Tule Creek Road from McAlexander Road to Butter Creek Road (3N08) including McAlexander Road, Hunter Road, Shangrila Lane, Gate Road and Landacre Road
Voluntary Evacuations: None at this time

Advisory Evacuations:
– Rowdey Bear Sub Division
– Barker Creek Road
Road Closures:

Rattlesnake Road-Hard closure Rattlesnake Road from Hwy 3 to Post Mountain
Kingsbury Road is closed from the end of the pavement

Wildwood residents must show proof of residency in the Wildwood Area in order to come in and out of road closures 
Hwy 36 – Hard closure at Hwy 36 east of Lower Rattle Snake Road at mile marker 22
30N01 – Closed northeast of Williams Ranch
30N02 – Closed at Windy Gap
335 Road – Closed at Spring Gulch near the Forest Boundary

Tule Creek Road – Hard closure for Tule Creek Road at Butter Creek Road (3N08) to 7 Road
MAD RIVER COMPLEX: Communities of Ruth Lake and Mad River

*** The Route and Mad River Complex and USFS are having a Public Meeting on Friday, August 21 at 5:30pm at the Lamb Creek Christian Center on Highway 36 in Mad River.***

Mandatory Evacuations: Forest Glen – Including Forest Glen Drive, Summer Home Road, Hell Gate Campground and Scott’s Flat

1S14 Road which is off the 1S07 Road off of Van Duzen Road
Voluntary Evacuations:
Swayback Ridge Area
Road Closures:

Hwy 36 – Hard closure at Hwy 36 east of Lower Rattle Snake Road at mile marker 22

Hwy 36-Closed from the South Fork Mountain Summit (mile marker 9.29) to east of Forest Glen area

Route 23-Closed from Hwy36 to Cedar Gap2SO2Road-closed from 2S54 Road to Route 23

RIVER COMPLEX: Communities of Dailey Ranch, Hoboken, Denny, Trinity Village and Quinby

Mandatory Evacuations:
Denny Area
Dailey Area
Hoboken Area
Bell Flat Area
Voluntary Evacuations:
None to report at this time
Road Closures:
Denny Road – Hard closure at the junction of Forest Road 7N26 at Onion Saddle

ROUTE COMPLEX: Communities of Hyampom, South Fork Mountain and west of Van Duzen

Mandatory Evacuations:
End of Kerlin Creek Road

Voluntary Evacuations:
Not applicable for Trinity County at this time

Road Closures:
Forest Service Route 1 – Closed approximately 5 miles north of Hwy 36 at Forest Service Road 2N12 to north of the fire at Forest Service Road 4N18
SOUTH COMPLEX: Communities of Hyampom, Corral Bottom and Underwood Mountain area

Mandatory Evacuations:
Skunk Ranch Area
End of Kerlin Creek Road
Corral Bottom Road (Rte 47) west of the intersection with the 16 continuing onto the 60 Road to the Four Corners area
Corral Bottom Road (Rte 60) north of Hyampom to the intersection of Underwood Mountain Road (Rte 47)
Castle Rock Area – Residences in the area of Underwood Mountain Road, Castle Rock and Hog Ranch including 5N40 Road, 5N07 Road, 5N09 Road, Big Lake, Hidden Lake to 5N60 Road to Mill Creek Road
Voluntary Evacuations:
St. Johns Road
Wintoon Flat, Waldorf Flat, Grel Ranch and Oak Flat

Manzanita Ranch Area

– Friedrich Road/Mill Creek Road – Residences in the Friedrich Road/Mill Creek Road Area

– Garrett Road – Residences on Garrett Road to the Hyampom Air Strip
Advisory Evacuations:
– Springer Ranch Area

Road Closures: (Hyampom Area)
Corral Bottom Road west of the 16 (Intersection of Rte 16 and Rte 47)
Underwood Mountain Road at the intersection of Road 5N09 (Four Corners)
Corral Bottom Road (Rte 60) north of Hyampom, closed just past the school
Intersection of Road 16 and Road 47 and Kerlin Creek Road at Lower South Fork Road


The Red Cross evacuation center at the Solid Rock Christian Church in Hayfork was closed Tuesday, August

18, 2015 at 8pm and transitioned to a standby status.


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  • going on 10 days for me being under “Mandatory Evacuation” Next time I wont leave till the fire hits the road.

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