The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office’s alert: “Per the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office and Trinity County Office of Emergency Services, the entire area of Ruth Lake and the area of Lower Mad River Road from Sheriff’s Cove to Highway 36 is now under an Evacuation Order. Highway 36 is now closed to through traffic from the Mad River Road to Highway 3. This is due to Increased fire activity in your area. People are asked to safely leave the area. People who evacuate and need assistance can contact the American Red Cross at 530-276-8034. While leaving the area use caution as emergency vehicles assisting with evacuations, structure protection and fire suppression efforts will be on the roadways.”
Alaska Team Information Officer Sam Harrel is in the below video with some critical information:
The August Complex is moving west-southwest toward Picket Peak. It has spotted a mile ahead over the line.
In addition, there is a spot on the north side of Hwy 36 east of Forest Glen. Firefighters are now at Forest Glen to protect structures.