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Crews Work To Protect Structures As Six River Complex Grows To 40,600 Acres

A layer of thick smoke again caused unhealthy conditions over the Six Rivers Lightning Complex around Willow Creek, and prevented the use of aircraft. Firefighters continued working to tie together control lines and widen the buffer zones with dozers, hand crews and with torching areas by hand and with drones. The complex has grown to 40,691 acres, with 64% containment. Some evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted but most remain in effect. Updates are at community.zonehaven.com. Work on the north and east sides have reduced the threat to the Hoopa Reservation, while a structure protection task force continues to watch over the Trinity Village and Hawkins Bar area. The complex started as a dozen lightning-sparked fires on August 5th and they’ve merged into two fires, the Campbell to the north and the Ammon to the south. Federal lands on the Lower Trinity Ranger District remain closed.