Sunday, September 27, 2020

UPDATE: SoHum Evacuation Warnings Expanded Again

Posted By on Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 7:48 PM

click to enlarge A view of the smoke plume from Scenic Drive in Trinidad. - PHOTO COURTESY OF ALI WELLINGTON
  • Photo courtesy of Ali Wellington
  • A view of the smoke plume from Scenic Drive in Trinidad.
UPDATE:

All communities east of Alderpoint Road, spanning south from Showers Pass Road to Harris Road, and all communities east of Harris Road spanning south from Alderpoint Road to Pipe Creek are now included in an evacuation warning due to conditions related to the August Complex North Zone.

According to the Office of Emergency Services, an evacuation order is expected to be issued for tomorrow, but that will be dependent on overnight fire activity. Residents are asked to prepare now for potential evacuations and not call 911 for wildfire information.

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Winds are pushing smoke from the wildfires surrounding Humboldt County toward the coast tonight as rapidly changing conditions on the August Complex are placing more areas in Southern Humboldt under evacuation warning.

Ruth Lake is under evacuation.

Areas under evacuation warnings:
Areas east of Alderpoint Road to the Trinity County border and south of Showers Pass Road to Mountain Creek due to rapidly evolving wildfire conditions related to the August Complex North Zone.

Areas east of Bell Springs Road to the Trinity County border and south of Pipe Creek to the Mendocino County border due to rapidly evolving wildfire conditions related to the August Complex West Zone.

A red flag warning for the region remains in effect until 9 p.m. Monday, according to the Eureka office of the National Weather Service, and temperatures are expected to heat up on the coast as well as inland.

Read the OES release below:
Evacuation warnings have been issued today for areas of Southern Humboldt County impacted by the August Complex Fire. CURRENT EVACUATION INFORMATION An EVACUATION WARNING has been issued for the following communities: Areas east of Alderpoint Road to the Trinity County border and south of Showers Pass Road to Mountain Creek due to rapidly evolving wildfire conditions related to the August Complex North Zone.

An EVACUATION WARNING has been issued for the following communities: Areas east of Bell Springs Road to the Trinity County border and south of Pipe Creek to the Mendocino County border due to rapidly evolving wildfire conditions related to the August Complex West Zone.

An evacuation warning means that there is potential threat to life and property and prepares people for a potential Evacuation Order. Residents should prepare for potential evacuations, including personal supplies and overnight accommodations. A map of evacuation warning zones is available at humboldtgov.org/evacmap or humboldtsheriff.org.

RESOURCES FOR THE COMMUNITY
The American Red Cross-Gold Country Region is available to assist fire evacuees with sheltering resources. Evacuees in need of these resources should call 530-276-8034.

HELPFUL INFORMATION
County residents are encouraged to sign up for Humboldt Alert at humboldtgov.org/alerts.

American Red Cross Virtual Temporary Evacuation Point: 530-276-8034

August Complex West Zone Fire Information Line (Cal Fire): 707-355-4926 August Complex North Zone Fire Information Line (USFS): 530-628-0039

For more information regarding the August Complex Fire’s current impact on Humboldt County and current evacuation areas, please go to humboldtsheriff.org, or visit @HumCoOES on Facebook and Twitter.
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