Monday, October 19, 2020

Humboldt Evacuation Warnings Lifted for August Complex

Posted By on Mon, Oct 19, 2020 at 10:43 AM

Heavy equipment staging on the August Complex. - AUGUST COMPLEX INCIWEB
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  • Heavy equipment staging on the August Complex.
The evacuation warnings for Southern Humboldt areas due to the August Complex have been lifted, according to the Office of Emergency Services.

Residents are reminded to stay “fire ready” amid yet another devastating year in California. The 1.32 million acre August Complex is 88 percent contained, with the West Zone at 100 percent.

All traffic is being escorted through the State Route 36 closure, which is at the junction with State Route 3 for westbound traffic and South Fork Mountain Summit in Trinity County for eastbound, at 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. daily.

According to the August Complex inciweb page, "traffic must be in line at these times to pass through the area," and notes the schedule "is subject to change at any time."

For more information on the fire, the State Route 36 closure and the evacuation status of areas in Mendocino, Trinity and Lake click here.

Read the OES release below: 
All remaining evacuation warnings have been lifted for Humboldt County related to the August Complex Fire. The following evacuation warnings been lifted:

Zone HG: South of Hayfield Creek, east of the Eel River to the Trinity County Line, north of Stewart Ranch Road.

Zone HH: South of Stapp Road, east of Baker Creek/Little Van Duzen River to the Trinity County Line, north of Bear Creek.

Zone HI: South of Olsen Creek, west of Baker Creek/Little Van Duzen River, east of Alderpoint Road/Kneeland Road, north of Hayfield Creek.

Humboldt County residents are reminded to stay “ready” this fire season by maintaining defensible space, hardening your home and having a Wildfire Action Plan. Learn more and get your family ready for wildfire at

Residents are also encouraged to sign up for Humboldt Alert to receive local emergency notifications, including information regarding evacuations and emergency sheltering in the event of a wildfire, flood or other emergency incident.

Residents can sign up by going to: For more information about how you can prepare for local emergencies, follow @HumCoOES on Facebook and Twitter or visit 
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