Incident Update 2022 SRF Lightning Complex Fire

7:38 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 21,609 acres with 19% containment. 2,040 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 and will be monitoring. 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
Yesterday, the evacuation status in the Willow Creek and the Salyer areas was reduced from evacuation order to evacuation warning. Residents returned to their homes in these areas. Crews will continue to strengthen fire lines and limit the spread of the main fire. Residents in the Seeley Mc Intosh area may also be allowed to return home this evening. 

Ammon Fire
Firefighters will conduct strategic fire operations in the southwest of this area 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.

Rising temperatures, lower humidity, and increasing northwest winds are expected to increase fire activity today, especially during the afternoon. Aerial firefighting support will continue to be used. 

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 Mc Intosh Road between Country Club Road and Campbell Ridge Road 
  • Campbell Ridge Road from Salyer Heights to Seeley McIntosh Road 
  • Horse Linto Creek Road at Saddle Lane 
  • Friday Ridge Road at Route 6 
  • Titlow Hill Road (Route 1) at Horse Mountain Botanical Area 

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. 

Evacuation Center

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

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.

Smoke Conditions

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

Evacuation Orders

  • HUM-E032B 
  • HUM-E056A
  • HUM-E058
  • HUM-E061
  • HUM-E061
  • HUM-E061
  • HUM-E061
  • HUM-E077C 

Evacuation Warnings

  • HUM-E32A
  • HUM-E056B
  • HUM-E057
  • 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