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5.19.21 - Fire update from Inciweb for the recent lightning storm



Recovery information for August Complex North Zone available for Trinity County

If you are a property owner and would like more information, please call  530-623-8223. Be sure to leave your parcel address and phone number. County staff will get in touch with you as soon as possible.



Trinity Fire Recovery Update March 31, 2021


Phase 2 debris removal operations commenced on March 31, 2021. Properties are being prioritized and systematically cleaned up in the August Fire footprint.


Please visit the website: for specific information on progress.




August Complex North Zone Fire   Found at




There are three phases of recovery following wildfires on federal lands:


  • Fire Suppression Repair

  • Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER)

  • Long-Term Recovery and Restoration

  • Fire Suppression Repair is a series of immediate post-fire actions taken to repair damages and minimize potential soil erosion and impacts resulting from fire suppression activities and usually begins before the fire is contained, and before the demobilization of an Incident Management Team. This work repairs the hand and dozer fire lines, roads, trails, staging areas, safety zones, and drop points used during fire suppression efforts.

  • Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) is a rapid assessment of burned watersheds by a BAER team to identify imminent post-wildfire threats to human life and safety, property, and critical natural or cultural resources on National Forest System lands and take immediate actions to implement emergency stabilization measures before the first post-fire damaging events. Fires result in loss of vegetation, exposure of soil to erosion, and increased water runoff that may lead to flooding, increased sediment, debris flows, and damage to critical natural and cultural resources. BAER actions such as: mulching, seeding, installation of erosion and water run-off control structures, temporary barriers to protect recovering areas, and installation of warning signs may be implemented. BAER work may also replace safety related facilities; remove safety hazards; prevent permanent loss of habitat for threatened and endangered species; prevent the spread of noxious weeds, and protect critical cultural resources.
  • Long-Term Recovery and Restoration utilizes non-emergency actions to improve fire-damaged lands that are unlikely to recover naturally and to repair or replace facilities damaged by the fire that are not critical to life and safety. This phase may include restoring burned habitat, reforestation, other planting or seeding, monitoring fire effects, replacing burned fences, interpreting cultural sites, treating noxious weed infestations, and installing interpretive signs.



August Complex North Zone Operations Update Video 11-10-20

August Complex Wildfire
News – 6 days ago

Operations Section Chief Chance Traub provides an update of today accomplishments and tomorrow's operational plans on the North Zone of the August Complex. This will be the final operational update from California Interagency Incident Management Team 14. Tomorrow is the team's last day managing the fire, and the individual forests will resume management on Thursday, November 12, at 7:00 a.m.

Click here for video: 11-10-2020 ---

As of 11/12/2020:













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Information on CodeRED:

All residents of Trinity County are encouraged to sign up to receive CodeRED messages of their choosing: i.e. email, text and phone (landline and cell). All information is treated for official use only, to be used only as a means for disseminating emergency information.

CodeRED Flyer

CodeRED Signup:

CodeRED Mobile Download:

OES is also in the process of being qualified through FEMA to send emergency messages by way of television, radio or cell phone within the Trinity County Operational Area (TCOA) during a time of a disaster (it is the same method as the weekly test scrolling on the television or interrupting a radio broadcast).

The Integrated Public Alert Warning System (IPAWS) uses the US Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) to send emergency messages across televisions, radios and any cell phone capable of receiving messages within the operational area. More information about IPAWS is below:

- CodeRED - IPAWS architecture

County Plans and Guidance

Trinity County Emergency Operations Plan

Trinity County Hazard Mitigation Plan

Trinity County General Plan - Safety Element

DSW Community Volunteer Deployment Policy

Disaster Council - Created (2.40.040)


BLM Info on fire restrictions

Weaverville Online - Trinity Emergency Alert Network

CalFire Incident Information

Trinity County Emergency Preparedness


Caltrans District 2 Website

State Route 299 Current Conditions

State Route 3 – Current Conditions

Buckhorn Traffic Cam (via Caltrans)

Oregon Mountain Traffic Cam (via Caltrans):

Local Chain Requirements (via Caltrans)

Caltrans live traffic cameras

Disaster Service Worker Community Volunteer Program

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