Incident Update 2022 SRF Lightning Complex Fire

7:51 PM

Six Rivers National Forest: 707 442-1721

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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 20,052 acres with 19% containment. 2,087 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 occasional spot fires along the southern edges of the Ammon Fire and southeastern edge of the Campbell fire that firefighters quickly contained. Crews completed several successful strategic firing operations and improved control lines using dozers and handlines to remove fuels. All control lines are holding well. “Last night firefighting crews succeeded in securing more fire line close to communities,” said Incident Commander Chris Fogle. “Some people in the Salyer and Willow Creek areas may be able to return home today.”

Campbell Fire
The Campbell, Bremmer and Waterman Fires have now joined and will be collectively known as the Campbell Fire. Crews have successfully secured the fire lines along the western edge of this fire, protecting Willow Creek, and along the southern edge in the Salyer area. Crews will continue to strengthen fire lines and limit the spread of the main fire to communities and other areas. Crews will hold and continue to improve the control line along Lone Pine Ridge and Waterman Ridge to prevent fire spread into the Hoopa tribal jurisdiction.

Ammon Fire
Firefighting crews continue to improve primary control lines to keep the fire west of the O-6 Road, north of Grouse Creek, and east of the O-1 Road. Today crews will reinforce the holding line along the southeast corner near the Six Road off Ammon Ridge and along the Friday Ridge System near the southwestern edge of the fire.

2022 SRF Lightning Complex Fire is comprised of 12 fires, including:

•    Ammon Fire: 6931 acres, 4%
•    Bremer Fire: 1410 acres, 6%
•    Campbell Fire: 7917 acres, 4%
•    Charlie Fire: 135 acres, 3%
•    Waterman Fire: 1476 acres, 0%

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):
• Seeley McIntosh Road between Country Club Road and Campbell Ridge Road
• Campbell Ridge Road from Salyer Heights to Seeley McIntosh Road
• Patterson Road at Raga Hills Road
• Friday Ridge Road at Route 6
• Titlow Hill Road (Route 1) at Horse Mountain Botanical Area
• Horse Linto Creek Road at Saddle Lane
• Country Club Road at Kimtu Bridge
• Friday Ridge Road at Hwy 299

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 HUME052 and HUM-E062 to essential traffic only.


Trinity Valley Elementary School
730 Highway 96, Willow Creek, CA 95573


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.


Heavy smoke and strong inversions continue to affect the health of those who are not yet evacuated. Please check for air quality resources.

Evacuation Zones

Evacuation Information:

Humboldt County Evacuation Information

An EVACUATION ORDER has been issued for zone HUM-E063-B, south of Willow Creek. Residents in this zone should evacuate now. There is no immediate threat to Willow Creek proper.

The EVACUATION ORDER for Zone HUM-E057 has been downgraded to an EVACUATION WARNING. Residents who live in this zone 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-E032-B, HUM-E056, HUME058, HUM-E061, HUM-E063-A, HUM-E063-B, HUM-E077-B, and HUM-E077-C
An EVACUATION WARNING remains in effect for zones: HUM-E032-A, HUM-E057, HUM-E062, HUM-E064, HUM-E076-B, HUM-E077-D.

Trinity County Evacuation Information

The Salyer area has been reduced from Evacuation Orders to Evacuation Warnings with the following exceptions: Campbell Ridge Road from Salyer Heights to Seely Macintosh Road and Galaxy Road will remain under Evacuation Orders. Please be aware of the possibility of falling debris and exercise caution while re-entering the area due to remaining fire activity and emergency personnel.

To find 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: If you are under an evacuation warning, take the necessary steps to be ready to leave.

Assigned Resources

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

Water Tenders
Hand Crews
Total Personnel