Kerlin Fire Friday, September 7: Remains at zero percent contained, grows to 1,228 acres


    Photo courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service

    The Kerlin Fire has burned 1,228 acres and is 0 percent contained.

    There are 296 resources working on the fire, including three helicopters and air tankers as needed depending on availability.

    Fire crews worked Thursday to build lines on the eastern side of the fire, and were largely able to hold it directly on its active edge (Forest Roads 32N35 and west of 32N44) through the night.

    The fire did push over the line in several places, but crews were able to quickly contain the slopovers.

    On the southern edge of the fire, crews held the line directly along the ridgetop and Forest Road 35N44.

    Firefighters will look Friday for opportunities to catch the fire on ridgetops and roads on the northern and western edges of the fire.

    An evacuation order remains in effect for residents along County Road 311 from Lake Mountain Ranch to Dead Man’s Point.

    The American Red Cross has opened an evacuation shelter at the Solid Rock Church, located at the intersection of Highway 3 and Tule Creek Road, in Hayfork. The shelter is open for people evacuating the Kerlin Fire in Trinity County.

    Updated Kerlin Fire information can be found here. Any questions can be emailed to kerlinfire@gmail.com, or call (707) 902-3749. Phones are staffed between the hours of 8 a.m. to 10 p.m

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