Many have called the Trinity Fly Shop inquiring about the Helena Fire, access HWY 299 West, and the safety of Trinity County residents. Here is what we know. To date, the Helena Fire, (Junction City) 9 miles west of Weaverville, is active, only 30% contained, and sadly, burned over 11,000 acres, 72 homes, 60 plus structures with mandatory evacuations, Helena to Oregon Mountain. Evacuation shelters have been set up in Weaverville. For detailed fire updates check out: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/554 or Cal Fire website (current Fire Info). For current road conditions (HWY 299 West) check out: Cal Trans: http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi. Along with Cal Fire all local (Weaverville, Douglas City, Lewiston) fire crews are defending the Helena Fire. Keep these men in your prayers.

*** Helena Fire photos by Adam Meyers. Adam is a Lewiston engineer in the Lewiston Fire Dept. and has been defending the Helena fire since last week.