Lightning Sparks 12 Fire In The Six River National Forest

Twelve separate fires that began during a lightning event on August Fifth are burning in Trinity and Humboldt Counties make up the Six Rivers Lightning Complex. As of Sunday night the complex had burned 1,287 acres of timber and understory and a lot of cured and dead trees from last winters ice storms. The fire is impacting the communities of Salyer and Willow Creek. It is also threatening water quality and endangered species in the South Fork of the Trinity River and adjacent Native American tribal areas. An evacuation center has been set up at the Trinity Valley Elementary School in Willow Creek. Current evacuation orders can be found at There will be a community meeting Monday at the Willow Creek Bible Church on Brannon Mountain Road at 3PM. As of Sunday night there was no containment on the complex.