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.