Fires Near Hoopa Top 600 Acres
The Center states, “Mill Creek 1 is comprised of 2 separate fires, the North Fire is 357 acres 2% contained and the South Fire is 243 acres 3% contained…Smoke is impacting the air quality in the Hoopa Valley and Orleans. Fire threatens…150 structures in the Mill Creek/Bald Hills area along with Highway 96, harvestable Timber Reserves, Hoopa Tribal Ceremonial Ground, cultural gathering areas for acorns and other subsistence species, salmon habitat, and residential power and phone lines along Highway 96.”
Hoopa Valley Tribe stated yesterday, “Although we have limited resources, our Fire Department and various crucial agencies are working rigorously to keep the fire from spreading. We are also communicating with numerous other agencies to secure more resources.”
No evacuation orders have been issued. But the Mill Creek Road is currently closed.
Earlier Chapter: Multiple Fires Burning Near Hoopa