The East fire in southeast Trinity County in the Yolla Bolly Middle Eel Wilderness is estimated today to be 200 acres with little growth reported Thursday. The fire is zero percent contained at this point.

To the southeast, the Haynes fire is estimated at 23 acres and 80 percent contained. The fires started June 17.

There are 145 personnel working on these fires including smokejumpers, Hotshot crews, wildland fire modules, helicopters and support personnel. On the East Fire, crews will continue to reinforce a designated confinement area between East Ridge, Buck Ridge and Wrights Ridge as the fire moves southward. Crews on the Haynes Fire plan to extinguish burning logs and vegetation near the containment lines.

The weather forecast for Friday into Saturday for the area includes a Red Flag Warning with strong winds for the northern Sacramento valley below 2,000 feet. The gusty winds in the valley are not expected to occur on the East and Haynes fires during this wind event. For the fire area, the weather forecast shows temperatures in the mid-60s with north winds from 11 to 18 mph.

Wilderness hikers are asked to avoid travel near Buck Ridge and Wrights Ridge. Maps and photos are available at

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