Delta Fire Update Friday, September 28: Mandatory evacuations issued
Update as of 10:45 p.m. on Friday, September 28:
According to the Shasta Trinity National Forest, at the recommendation of the DeltaFire managers, the Trinity County Sheriff’s Department and Trinity County Office of Emergency Services issued a mandatory evacuation notice for residents on East Fork Road, north to Ramshorn Road and east to the Trinity/Shasta line. The fire has crossed Slate Mountain Road at Dog Creek.
Update as of 5:43 p.m. on Friday, September 28
The Trinity County Department of Transportation announced via Twitter that new evacuation advisories are in place due to a spot fire on the Delta Fire.
An advisory evacuation notice has been issued by the Trinity County Office of Emergency Services for everyone along East Fork Road, north of Trinity Lake and south of Ramshorn Road.
East Side Road south of East Fork Road (Highway 3 to French Gulch) remains closed to through traffic.
Update as of 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 28
The U.S. Forest Service is now saying that what was believed to be a new spot fire was actually just the previous Delta Fire spot fire crossing over dozer lines and moving into Professor Gulch.
Officials added southern winds, ahead of the cold front, are pushing the fire north.
Update as of 3:13 p.m. on Friday, September 28
According to the U.S. Forest Service, a new spot fire, in Professor Gulch, has flared up. Officials said this is north of Bear Gulch.
The Forest Service said they do not have a size on the new spot fire yet, but they say it began around 3:01 p.m. on Friday.
As of Friday morning, acreage on the Delta Fire has increased to 62,059, up from 61,766 acres Thursday night.
The fires containment dropped to 97 percent and crews now say they hope to have the fire contained on Friday, October 5.
Firefighters said during the night, the spot fire on the southwest side of the Delta Fire burned actively and the south part of the spot fire is backing down the ridge to Dog Creek Road.
On the northwest side of the main spot fire, they said crews were eliminating burned fuel from the dozer line to Clear Creek, adding that two small spot fires were quickly contained.
782 personnel are working on the fire.
The Delta Fire started on September 5 north of Lakehead.