Last Updated
08/19/2015 7:15 PM
Date Started
07/30/2015 4:02 PM
Date Contained
08/19/2015 7:15 PM
Location Information
Alder Point-Blocksburg, Southeastern Humboldt County
Admin Unit
CAL FIRE Humboldt - Del Norte Unit

Resources Assigned

  • 1,392
  • 10
  • 57
  • 8
  • 10
    Water Tenders
  • 39

Numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the State are flying fire suppression missions as conditions allow.

Status Update

Situation Summary

The Humboldt Complex currently consists of 3 fires ranging in size from 203 to 1,774 acres. The overall acreage burned on the Humboldt Complex is a total of 4,883 acres. Currently, no additional fire growth is anticipated. Fire suppression repair has begun on the Pine Fire and is ongoing on the Steelhead, Wildcat, Dobbyn, Bluford, Blocksburg and Winchester fires.

Fires are burning in steep, rugged terrain with poor access and heavy timber fuels. Fires threaten Mount Lassic Wilderness, as well as commercial timberland. Much of the timberland is owned by small timberland and rangeland owners who rely on timber and range revenue for a steady source of income. Fires threaten habitat for threatened and endangered species.

There are several fires burning near the Humboldt Complex in United States Forest Service jurisdiction, including in the Shasta/Trinity National Forest. CAL FIRE is coordinating with the USFS to implement control lines on some of these fires, and additional heavy equipment is in the area. For information on the USFS fires contact: 530-628-0039.

Damages and Destruction

Confirmed Damage to Property, Injuries, and Fatalities.

  • 7
    Structures Destroyed
    Residential, Commercial and Other
  • 14
    Confirmed Fire Personnel and Civilian Injuries

Contact Information

Fire Information Line
(707) 418-0411

Fire Information Media Line
(909) 456-0995

Agency Information

CAL FIRE Humboldt - Del Norte Unit

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office


California Conservation Corps


Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services

and California National Guard.