The Signboard Fire East of Hoopa Grows Slowly

Signboard Fire PIOPress release from Six Rivers National Forest:

An infrared flight last night shows the Signboard Fire continues to burn at a low intensity with minimal growth. The creeping and smoldering flames continue to slowly push northeast. The approximately 70-acre fire is now 25% contained.

Good progress by handcrews, dozers and helicopters continues. Crews have begun creating waterbars for erosion control on all completed dozer lines; the final 20% of the east dozer line should be completed today. Other east-side activities include mop-up along Road 8N03 and line scouting. Helicopter drops have checked the fire’s movement along the bottom east edge.

On the fire’s western side, crews are working to tie in handline from the completed dozer line to Horse Linto Creek.

Winds are mainly light and terrain-driven. Humidity will be increasing this weekend, with the chance of rain increasing mid- week. Smoke from this fire will be visible from the Highway 96 corridor, north of Willow Creek and into the Hoopa Valley.

Fire priorities are focused on firefighter and public safety, protecting economic, natural, cultural and heritage resources, and property improvements and infrastructure. Objectives are to keep the fire east of Horse Linto Road, south of Tish Tang Ridge, west of Signboard Trailhead 7N09, and north of Horse Linto Creek.

Originally the 13-acre Tish Tang Prescribed Fire, the Signboard Fire was declared a wildfire on November 13 when it left reservation lands and crept on to National Forest System lands. This low-intensity fire continues to creep and smolder through brush in steep, rugged terrain near Tish Tang Ridge. To minimize risk, firefighters avoid the steep terrain by constructing indirect firelines on ridges to the east and west of the fire.Six Rivers National Forest map of Signboard Fire

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  • Horse Linto Creek is going to receive a load of debris this winter. I wonder if they are trying to get below the fire along the ridges before trying to contain it.

  • The humidity is rising so that should help,thanks to all the hard workers in such rough terrain for keeping it as contained as it is.👍🏾

  • In my 1911 I trust

    They should let it burn to get rid of all those fuels. Its burning slow and smoldering and not threatening anything or anyone. They shouldn’t be wasting resources with this fire, its going to rain in about 4 days. Let it burn all the fuel so we don’t have a major forest fire next year in that area.

  • Tired of liberals

    There is a 67percent of rain with less than a half of an inch of rain, you liberals don’t realize that the government is tired of the state of California’s bullshit. Republicans are going to win. Because of your bullshit sanctuary state.lol

  • I can just see them now with their torch light rally meetings. Goog dam deal

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