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Hobo Fire

Unit Information

Shasta-Trinity National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002

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Fire Information
Phone: 530-628-0039
Hours: 8 am - 8 pm

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09/08/2020 Hobo Fire Update 9/8/2020
Hobo Fire Date Reported: September 1, 2020 Acres Burned: 413 acres Percent Contained: 90% Cause: Under investigation Location: Barney Gulch 4 miles north of Helena Resources Crews: 2 Engines: 3...
News - 09/08/2020
Map of the Hobo Fire as of 9/6/2020Image options: [ Full Size ]

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:00 pm - The Hobo Fire has burned on steep rugged terrain in Barney Gulch, about 7 miles northwest of Junction City since it was discovered on September 1, 2020. The fire is estimated at  413 acres and is now 100% contained.

The fire is expected to remain within the current control lines.  Ground resources will be actively patrolling for the next several days until overnight humidity recoveries improve. Smoldering in the interior of the fire is expected until wetting rain is received.

The East Fork Road (County Rd 421) from Highway 299 north is now open.  The evacuation warning for residents of Barney Gulch was lifted Monday, September 7, 2020.

As of 5:00 pm Monday, September 9, 2020, the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region (Region 5) closed the 10 northern California National Forests.  Entry and use of any roads, trails, and recreation areas on any National Forest System lands in California is now prohibited. The order will remain in effect through September 14 or until fire and weather conditions improve.

This will be the last update for the Hobo Fire unless conditions change.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginTuesday September 01st, 2020 approx. 02:30 AM
LocationNorth of Helena near Barney Gulch
Incident CommanderA Koeller
Incident DescriptionWildfire Burning On Steep Rugged Terrain
Coordinates40.829 latitude, -123.119 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel39
Size413 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

oak woodland/timber

Significant Events

The evacuation warning for Barney Gulch was lifted as of Monday evening, September 7.


Planned Actions

Mop up and holding control lines

Projected Incident Activity

Patrols on the fire will continue over the next few days until humidity recoveries begins to improve.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Patrols will continue on the fire over the next few days until humidity recovery begins to improve.