Incident Update 2022 SRF Lightning Complex Fire

9:35 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
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Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

Established containment lines remained intact throughout Sunday; firefighters continue to improve and reinforce control lines to limit fire spread around both the Campbell and Ammon Fires. The Ammon Fire remained relatively inactive with periods of increased fire activity within the fire perimeter. Large areas of previously blown down trees will continue to produce heat and smoke. Firefighters are working diligently to secure containment lines completely around the Ammon Fire to eliminate any threat of escape.  

 On Sunday afternoon, fire activity increased noticeably in the northeast corner of the Campbell Fire. A change in weather conditions to a more hot and dry pattern with gusty winds allowed the fire to move beyond Cedar Creek toward Lone Pine Ridge, with a spot fire identified to the southeast of the current fire’s edge. Today, the greatest potential for increased fire behavior remains in the northeast corner of the Campbell Fire, where moderate to active fire behavior is anticipated with potential for spotting. Contributing factors include higher winds along ridgelines that will likely push fire east toward Lone Pine Ridge. Steep and rugged terrain have created a need to utilize line along Lone Pine Ridge. However, firefighters will continue to directly engage with the fire where safe to do so. 

 Please check for air quality resources. 


A community meeting was held on Sunday, August 21, 2022 at Willow Creek Bible Church in Willow Creek. This meeting was recorded and can be viewed on the on Six Rivers National Forest Facebook page: 

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.

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Hand Crews
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