A community meeting on the Middle fire is planned for 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the North Fork Grange on Dutch Creek Road in Junction City.
The Middle fire located north of Junction City in the Trinity Alps Wilderness showed moderate fire behavior Tuesday with minimal growth. A Closure Order has been issued for areas potentially affected by the Middle fire, including Ripstein Campground, Canyon Creek Trailhead, Trail 10W03, Trail 10W06, and Trail 10W08 south of Canyon Creek Falls. The fire has burned down to Canyon Creek Trailhead, Canyon Creek Trail, Bear Creek Trail, and Canyon Creek Road.
This fire is challenging because of the steep, rugged terrain and firefighters are engaged scouting line and assessing the best way to safely confine the fire. A total of 55 personnel are currently assigned to the Middle fire. Nightly infrared flights are being used to map the fire.