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Helena Fire Update Sept. 11: More evacuation orders lifted

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HELENA, Calif. - The Helena Fire, burning in Trinity County, is 17,105 acres and is 43 percent contained. The Fork Fire, just north of the Helena Fire, has burned 3,447 acres and is zero percent contained.

Evacuation orders remain in place for East Fork Road and north of Canyon Creek Road at Caprine. All other evacuation orders have been lifted.

The Red Cross evacuation center located at the First Baptist Church in Weaverville will close at 12 p.m. Monday.

According to Bob Anderson, the Trinity High School Principal, all schools are open Monday.

Highway 299, which was under single-time openings, is now open to continuous one-way traffic control between Junction City and Big Flat.

72 homes and 61 outbuildings have been destroyed by the Helena Fire.

The Helena Fire started on August 30 at 5:10 p.m. near the town of Helena, west of Weaverville, along Highway 299. The cause of the fire remains under investigation but is believed to have been human caused.

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