Mendocino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
825 N. Humboldt Ave.
Willows, CA 95988
Per the Trinity County Sheriff's Office and the Trinity County Office of Emergency Services on 10/17/2020 at 1300 hours the following effective changes to the Evacuation Orders and Warnings will go into effect.
The community of Kettenpom will be downgraded from an Evacuation Order to an Evacuation Warning. This is the area north of the Kettenpom Store and east of the Zenia Lake Mountain Road.
Due to the fire activity an Evacuation Order will remain in place for the areas of Little Round Mountain, Bradburn Creek, and Double Gate Roads. This is due to the fire activity and fire traffic still in the area.
The Hettenshaw Valley South of the Ruth Zenia Road will now be downgraded from an Evacuation Order to an Evacuation Warning.
The east side of Ruth Lake, the community of Ruth and the communities south of Ruth to include Three Forks community are all downgraded from an Evacuation Order to an Evacuation Warning.
All other Evacuation Orders and Warnings remain in place.
Road Closure Changes:
A road closure will remain on the Ruth Zenia Road at the intersection of the Van Duzen Road to restrict southbound traffic down the Ruth Zenia Road. Another closure will remain in effect on the Ruth Zenia Road at the intersection with the Zenia Lake Mountain Road to restrict northbound traffic on the Ruth Zenia Road. This is due to the fire activity and amount of fire traffic in the area.
Once a wildfire has burned through an area, many dangers may still remain. There may still be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue their suppression operations.
When driving into the affected areas always be aware of potential hazards. Also be aware of emergency vehicles and personnel still in the areas.