[UPDATE 6:05 p.m.] Multiple Fires Burning Near Hoopa
“We sent two hand crews,” said Cal Fire Battalion Chief Paul Savona but he explained that it is Hoopa Fire’s area. His agency is only assisting.
According to Six Rivers National Forest, “Fire staff is assisting Hoopa Valley fire staff on the #…Threat to wildland vegetation only, no structures are threatened.”
According to a witness at 11:05 a.m., “They just dropped smoke jumpers off.” She also said there was at least one plane and one helicopter.
UPDATE 2:35 p.m.: Firefighters are still fighting the flames.UPDATE 2:40 p.m.: Bridget Litten, Public Affairs Officer, for Six Rivers National Forest tells us that they have located five fires and were looking earlier for the sixth. Each of the confirmed fires was about 5 acres around 12:30 p.m.
UPDATE 5:45 p.m.: According to a tweet at 3:43 p.m., “There are 5 fires (Mill Creek 1-5). Two of the fires have a line around them, two are about 10 acres each, and one of the fires is 20 acres. The fires are northeast of…Hoopa, CA.”
UPDATE 6:05 p.m.: Hoopa Valley Tribe posted at 4:34 p.m.,
There are currently five (5) fires burning near Mill Creek in Hoopa. As of right now, two (2) fires are 100 percent contained, two (2) fires are in the process of containment, and one fire (1) is being assessed. Furthermore, four (4) of the five (5) fires are 8-10 acres on average, and the fifth fire is 15-20 acres.
The fires are very active and there is still a chance they may spread. No evacuation orders are presently in place, but that could change at a moment’s notice–thus please be prepared. We are dedicating all available resources to these fires, however resources are limited due to the fire complexity throughout California and the nation.
Regardless, we will do all that we can to obtain additional resources needed and contain these fires with all available manpower. We will keep the community updated with photos and relevant news as more details develop.
UPDATE Saturday: Fires Near Hoopa Top 600 Acres