Incident Update 2022 SRF Lightning Complex Fire

9:48 PM

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

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:


The Lightning Complex Fire is currently 25,832 acres with 81% containment. 1463 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. Federal IMT CIIMT14 will be transitioning with CIIMT11 today at 1900. Fire activity was minimal overnight with the cooler temperatures and increased humidity. Control lines are holding well. Crews continued successful strategic firing operations and improved control lines using dozers and handlines to remove fuels. Unburned pockets of fuel within the control lines continue to burn off and create smoke.


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.

Stable weather is expected over the area, with northwest winds up to about 10mph, gusting slightly higher along the ridgetops and where channeled by terrain. Temperatures are predicted today in the 70s and 80s, with smoke free areas possibly getting into the low 90’s.

Smoke                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A strong inversion will continue to keep smoke over most of the area. Some clearing will take place in the afternnon, particularly along the northwest areas of both fires. Please check for air quality resources.

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 beginning of deer hunting season this weekend is expected to increase traffic in the area.

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 HUME062 to essential traffic only.

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

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