UPDATE: Extended Button Fire Escape Zone | Lost Coast Outpost


Warnings and evacuation orders remain in effect for the China Creek and Friday Ridge areas as fire crews work to contain the Knob Fire near Willow Creek.


The Knob Fire was born on Sunday August 29, 2021 between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. It burns in wood, brush and grass. The US Forest Service (USFS) is leading the fire suppression efforts. According to the California Incident Management Team 5, as of August 31 at 8 a.m., the Knob Fire covers approximately 800 acres and is 0% contained. Major fires were reported throughout the afternoon. The current total area of ​​the fire is unknown.

According to the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, approximately 1,200 customers are without power as of August 31 at 4:00 p.m. See the breakdown map: https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/outages/map/

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies continue to patrol mandatory evacuation areas and liaise with the fire management team to keep residents safe.


An EVACUATION ORDER has been expanded today to include:

An EVACUATION WARNING remains in effect for:

A map of evacuation zones is available on tinyurl.com/humcoevacmap


The following road closures are in effect in connection with the Knob Fire:

  • China Creek Road to Hodgson Road;

  • Burwood Drive at State Route 299;

  • Gypo Lane on National Road 299.

The above lanes are closed to entry traffic, but can be used by residents to exit the area in accordance with the evacuation order.

State Route 299 is currently open from 4 p.m. Residents are encouraged to visit http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ to verify state highway closures.


An evacuation center has been opened at the McKinleyville Seventh-day Adventist Church, located in 1200 Central Avenue, McKinleyville, for the evacuees. Resources available at this location include:

  • Overnight accommodation;

  • Bathroom;

  • The water;

  • Red Cross Services.

Large and pet shelters are available at the Hoopa Rodeo Grounds, located on Pine Creek Road in Hoopa.

Voting information for forest fire evacuees:



County residents are encouraged to sign up for county emergency notifications via Humboldt Alert at humboldtgov.org/alerts. Residents must register to receive evacuation notifications by phone or email.

If you are in troubleTo register for Humboldt Alert online, please contact the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Emergency Services Office at 707-268-2500


Additional updates will be issued by press release as needed. For more information on the Knob Fire, the current impact and evacuation zones, please visit humboldtsheriff.org, visit @HumCoOES on Facebook and Twitter, or call 707-268-2500.

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