[UPDATE 9/9] Hwy 299 Closed Due to New Fire Near Weaverville, Mandatory Evacuations Begun
We’ll keep this post updated with the latest on the fire.
UPDATE 4:47 p.m.: Press release from the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office:
At approximately 1555 hours (3:55pm) a brush fire was reported to the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office. The fire’s location is on Highway 299 near Little Browns Creek Road. The Sheriff’s Office has ordered mandatory evacuations for Little Browns Creek Road. Highway 299 is closed in both directions near the fire.
UPDATE 4:50 p.m.:
Firefighters are battling a 15 acre fire at Highway 299 & Little Browns Creek Rd east of Weaverville (Trinity County). #BrownsFire
— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) September 8, 2015
UPDATE 4:51 p.m.:
UPDATE-TRI 299 PM 53.8 CLOSED just east of Weaverville to Douglas City due to fire.
— Caltrans District 2 (@CaltransD2) September 8, 2015
UPDATED 5:11 p.m.:
Fire east of Weaverville. pic.twitter.com/JFGwrNLze5
— Trinity County DOT (@TrinityDOT) September 9, 2015
UPDATE 6:17 p.m.: The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office reports, “An evacuation center will be set-up at the First Baptist Church at 1261 S. Main Street in Weaverville.”
UPDATE 9:14 p.m.:
UPDATE 9:23 p.m.:
Caltrans says open to one way controlled traffic.
UPDATE September 9:
SR 299 UPDATE: One-way-traffic control remains in effect this morning east of Weaverville at Industrial Park Rd to Little Browns Creek.
— Caltrans District 2 (@CaltransD2) September 9, 2015