Incident Update 2022 SRF Lightning Complex Fire

7:41 AM

Six Rivers National Forest: 707 442-1721

Fire Information Email:

Fire Information Line: 707-356-9442

Incident Facts

2022 SRF Lightning Complex Fire
Start Date/Time
Incident Status
Willow Creek Area
Under Investigation
Humboldt, Trinity
Administration Unit
Unified Command: CAL FIRE Humboldt-Del Norte Unit, Six Rivers National Forest
Unified Command Agency(s)
Structures Threatened
Structures Destroyed
Structures Damaged
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

The Lightning Complex Fire is currently 26,000 acres with 33% containment. 2,111 personnel are assigned to the incident. USFS, CAIIMT 11 and CAL FIRE continue to work closely together in unified command with a full suppression strategy to protect homes and other structures, communities, crucial infrastructure, and important wildlife habitat. 

 Fire activity was minimal overnight with only one instance of fire spotting outside of the control lines, and that was quickly contained. Crews conducted several successful strategic firing operations and improved control lines using dozers and handlines to remove fuels. Control lines are holding well.  

Campbell FireCrews will continue to strengthen fire lines and limit the spread of the main fire. Fire crews will patrol and extinguish remaining pockets of heat inside control lines on the west side of the fire. 

Ammon FireFirefighters will continue strategic fire operations along the southwest perimeter in the Friday Ridge area. Crews will continue to improve and reinforce fire lines along the Six Road of Ammon Ridge and within the Friday Ridge System as well as along Titlow Hill Rd/Route 1 out to Highway 299. 

WeatherLightning and thunderstorms may occur today, but are less likely than yesterday. This activity could produce erratic winds that may increase fire activity. These storms may form even above areas with thick low-level smoke.  Cooler overall temperatures are predicted today. 

Road Closure Information

State Routes 299 and 96 are currently open in the Lightning Complex but may be impacted by fire behavior. Travelers are encouraged to visit to check for state highway closures. 

The following roads leading to evacuation zones have been closed (residents may use these roads to exit only): 

  • Forest Route 7N15 at Six Rivers Forest Boundary  
  • Horse Linto Creek Road at Saddle Lane  
  • Friday Ridge Road at Forest Route 6N06 (both roads are closed at this point)  
  • Titlow Hill Road/Forest Route 1 after Horse Mountain Botanical Area  

Because fire personnel and machinery will be building control lines for the Ammon Fire, residents are asked to limit travel on Titlow Hill Road/Route 1 in zones HUM-E052 and HUM-E062 to essential traffic only.

Evacuation Center

The American Red Cross Evacuation Center at Trinity Valley Elementary School has been closed. If further evacuations are ordered or evacuation orders changed, the facility will re-open to accomidate new evacuees.

Animal Evacuation Center

Hoopa Rodeo Grounds
1767 Pine Creek Rd., Hoopa, CA 95546
Phone: (707) 492-2851

** The Hoopa Rodeo Grounds has several single pens and larger pens for whole herds. Call directly if you need directions or help transporting your large animals. They cannot house sheep, goats, poultry, or small animals, but they can potentially help arrange for temporary foster placement. If you can foster, please reach out regarding your availability and capacity.

Evacuation Zones

Evacuation Information:

Humboldt County Evacuation Information

Evacuation Orders

  • HUM-E032B 
  • HUM-E056A
  • HUM-E058
  • HUM-E061A
  • HUM-E063A
  • HUM-E063B
  • HUM-E077B 
  • HUM-E077C

Evacuation Warnings

  • HUM-E32A
  • HUM-E056B
  • HUM-E057
  • HUM-E061B
  • HUM-E062
  • HUM-E064
  • HUM E076B
  • HUM-E077D 
  • HUM-E077E

Assigned Resources

Numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the State are flying fire suppression missions as conditions allow.

Water Tenders
Hand Crews
Total Personnel