Incident Update 2022 SRF Lightning Complex Fire

9:48 AM

Six Rivers National Forest: 707 442-1721

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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

SIX RIVERS LIGHTNING COMPLEXCommunity Meeting In-person & virtual

Sunday, August 21st, 2022, at 3:00 PM

In-person at: Willow Creek Bible Church 39 Brannan Mountain Rd, Willow Creek

Virtual at:


California Interagency Incident Management Team 14 assumed management of the Six Rivers Lightning Complex at 1900 hours on August 20, 2022 and remains in unified command with the California Highway Patrol, Trinity County Sheriff, and Humboldt County Sheriff. The Six Rivers Lightning Complex is currently 25,832 acres with 81% containment and 946 personnel assigned to the incident.

Firefighters worked towards completing control lines around both remaining fires in the complex. The steep and rugged terrain remains a challenge. The Ammon Fire remained within its current perimeter throughout Saturday and overnight with no new growth. Several pockets of unburned vegetation continue to burn within the interior. Firefighters are mopping up and extinguishing hot spots to ensure there is no fire spread due to rolling or falling debris. The Campbell Fire saw minimal fire activity throughout Saturday morning with the exception of islands of vegetation within the interior of the fire’s perimeter. The fire became active in the northeast portion of the fire area during the late afternoon as the smoke inversion lifted. A slop over occurred between Waterman Ridge and Horse Range in the northeast corner of the perimeter where the fire had previously been holding at Cedar Creek. Both ground crews and air resources deployed to the area to start slowing the spread. This slop over is the highest priority on the incident today. Firefighters on the ground will work to build control lines around this new slop while being assisted by both fixed and rotor-wing aircraft as conditions allow.



Temperatures are predicted to continue in the mid-80s to lower 90s with a northwesterly wind. The inversion layer and smoke that have tempered fire behavior previously have been lifting in the afternoons due to northwest winds and reduced smoke production from the fires. Increased fire activity begins to occur when this inversion layer clears each day. Weather will remain similar today with a slight cooling trend in the coming days followed by hotter and drier weather later next week.

Please check for air quality resources.

Campbell Fire
Fire crews will continue to strengthen fire lines, patrol, and extinguish remaining pockets of heat inside control lines.

Ammon Fire
Fire crews will continue to strengthen fire lines in the northeast portion of the fire, as well as patrol and extinguish remaining pockets of heat within the control lines. Crews will continue to improve and reinforce fire lines along Titlow Hill Rd/Route 1 out to Highway 299.

Road Closure Information

Due to a large presence of fire personnel and machinery working to build containment 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.

The following roads into evacuation zones have been closed. Residents may still use these roads to travel out of evacuation order zones:

• Forest Route 7N15 at Six Rivers Forest Boundary
• Horse Linto Creek Road at Saddle Lane (Open to residents only)
• Friday Ridge Road at Forest Route 6N06 (Route 6)
• Titlow Hill Road (Route 1) at Horse Mountain Botanical Area

State Route 299 remains open to through traffic. Residents are encouraged to visit to check for state highway closures.

Evacuation Center

The American Red Cross Evacuation Center at Trinity Valley Elementary School is closed but on stand-by if needs change. If further evacuations are ordered or evacuation orders changed, the facility will re-open to accommodate 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

For the latest evacuation information go to Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services ( or Trinity County Office of Emergency Services ( For an interactive map of evacuation zones visit: To sign up for alerts:

The EVACUATION ORDERS for Zones HUM-E032-B, HUM-E056-A, and HUM-E077-F have been downgraded to an EVACUATION WARNINGS beginning August 20 at 5 p.m. Residents who live in these zones may begin to return home with caution but should remain ready to evacuate again at a moment’s notice. Be alert to outstanding dangers upon return, including debris in roadways, gas leaks and hot embers.

An EVACUATION ORDER remains in effect for zones: HUM-E058, HUM-E061-A, HUM-E063-A, HUM-E063-B, HUM-E077-B, and HUM-E077-C.

An EVACUATION WARNING remains in effect for zones: HUM-E032, HUM-E056, HUM-E057, HUM-E061-B, HUM-E062, HUM-E064, HUM-E076-B, HUM-E077-D, HUM-E077-E and HUM-E077-F.

An EVACUATION WARNING remains in effect for Campbell Ridge Road from Salyer Heights to Seeley McIntosh Road. Salyer area, including Galaxy Road, and the area of Ziegler Point Road/Forest Service Road 7N04 have been reduced to an Evacuation Warning.

Assigned Resources

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

Water Tenders
Hand Crews
Total Personnel