Monday Fire Update

High humidity levels over the weekend kept the big Trinity County fire complexes fairly subdued and allowed firefighters to make great advances on containment, which now ranges between 80% and 98% on all the complexes except the massive River Complex in the New River drainage near Denny, now at 69,000 acres with 45% containment. That complex has the only remaining mandatory evacuation, which is Huddleston Ranch, and Denny road is the only remaining road closure.  A total of eleven homes burned in all the fires.
--The Fork complex near Hayfork is virtually defeated. It burned 8 homes and 4 outbuildings along with about 36,500 acres, but fires are now 97% contained. 
--Great progress has been made on the South complex of 3 fires to the north of Hyampom, which cover 29,300 acres with 80% containment. One house and 2 outbuildings have burned down.  
--The Route complex is nearly surrounded.  The two fires to the south and west of Hyampom have burned about 35,700 acres and containment is now at 94%.  2 outbuildings were lost but apparently no homes.  
--Completion is near on the Mad River complex of three fires surrounding Ruth Lake in southern Trinity County. The fires have burned 2 homes, 2 outbuildings, and 37,300 acres, but containment has jumped to 90%.  
--The River Complex in the New River drainage near Denny has burned by far the largest area, now at 68,900 acres with 45% containment. No structures have been damaged.   
Information on all the fires in the Shasta-Trinity and Six Rivers National Forests is available at 628-0039.  
Details on road closures and evacuations are available from the Trinity County Sheriff's Office at 623-2611.