Incident Update 2022 SRF Lightning Complex Fire

7:39 PM

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

The Lightning Complex Fire is currently 23,159 acres with 23% 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 no instances of fire spotting outside of the control lines. Crews conducted several successful strategic firing operations overnight and improved control lines using dozers and handlines to remove fuels. All control lines are holding well.

Campbell Fire
Residents in the Seeley Mc Intosh area were allowed to return home yesterday evening. Today crews will continue to strengthen fire lines and limit the spread of the main fire. Portions of Seeley Mc Intosh Road may be closed to allow the removal of hazard tress from areas near the roadway.

Ammon Fire
Firefighters will conduct strategic fire operations along the southwest perimeter along Hayden Road and in 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.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning from 11am to 11pm today for dry lightning and thunderstorms. This activity could produce erratic winds. The risk is greatest along the eastern side of both fires. These storms may form even above areas with thick low-level smoke.

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):

  • Campbell Ridge Road from Salyer Heights to Seeley McIntosh Road
  • Forest Route 7N15 at Six Rivers Forest Boundary
  • Horse Linto Creek Road at Saddle Lane
  • Friday Ridge Road at Route 6
  • Titlow Hill Road (Route 1) at 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 

Assigned Resources

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

Water Tenders
Hand Crews
Total Personnel