The River Complex in northern Trinity/southern Siskiyou counties is now at 174,985 acres, 23% containment, the U.S. Forest Service reported Thursday morning, Sept. 9. Included in the complex are the:
* Haypress fire (includes Summer), 159,045 acres;
* Cronan fire, 5,940 acres.
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Etna Community Meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at the City Park in Etna. Please bring your own chairs. The meeting will be broadcast live on Klamath and Shasta-Trinity National Forests Facebook pages if conditions allow. Daily Morning Operations Briefing Video with Map is available on the Klamath and Shasta-Trinity National Forests Facebook pages, https://fb.watch/7VVz_LvynK/.
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A new infrared flight last night documented the significant growth of the fire in recent days. On Wednesday, the Haypress fire spread aggressively on the northeast and east flanks toward Callahan and Highway 3, and south toward Boulder Lake. Priorities today remain protecting lives and property. A dedicated structure protection group continues reinforcing lines and property protection around Callahan. The Cronan fire is holding and remains in patrol status.
The fire weather watch has been elevated to a RED FLAG WARNING today. Residents are encouraged to follow evacuation orders so they are not putting themselves and firefighters who would work to save them at risk.
Trinity County has issued evacuation orders and warnings for the communities of Coffee Creek, Carrville and Trinity Center.
Siskiyou County has issued evacuation orders and warnings for the communities of Callahan, Mosquito Lake, Eagle Creek, Cecilville, Summerville, Petersburg and Sawyers Bar.
For specific information regarding evacuations visit www.trinitycounty.orjg/OES or www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/emergencyservices.
Coffee Creek Road west of Highway 3. Cecilville Road west from Callahan, which includes Cecilville to Plumber Creek north and west of the Siskiyou-Trinity county line. Sawyers Bar Road from Hwy 93 to Yellowjacket Road. Please be aware of fire traffic.
Highway 3 is open today, but may be closed as necessary for fire operations.
The U.S. Forest Service has issued a temporary closure of all national forests in California. This closure will be in effect through Sept. 17. For more information, visit www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r5/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD949139.
16 hand crews
26 water tenders
7 skid steers
14 mules and 3 horses
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Trinity County is assessing destroyed and damaged structures; info will be updated as available.