The Deep Fire, currently ablaze in the Trinity Alps region, has been mapped at 3,662 acres with no containment. And it’s now threatening the historic destination of Trinity Alps Resort.
The Shasta-Trinity National Forest (STNF) has confirmed that their teams are tirelessly engaged in preparing and safeguarding structures at the Trinity Alps Resort and in the Van Matre inholding. The safeguarding of structures is the paramount focus, as the battle against the fire’s eastern edge remains intense.
The Trinity Alps Resort boasts a rich history dating back to the early 1900s. Originally established as a hunting and fishing lodge, this rustic gem has grown into a haven for nature enthusiasts seeking solace and adventure. Over the decades, the resort has evolved, offering an array of outdoor activities while retaining its original charm.
On the fire’s western side, STNF has reported that fire crews effectively curtailed the fire’s progression beyond the Stuart Fork Trail. However, these brave responders have encountered some tense moments, contending with flaming logs that occasionally roll past the trail, igniting the vegetation below. STNF has assured that the teams will persist in bolstering defenses along this trail.
Luckily, small bits of rain from Hurricane Hillary may help firefighters douse the flames.
“Considerable precipitation may impact the fire, and managers are making plans to keep firefighters on the hill safe should the area being impacted by wind, falling trees, or unstable soil,” wrote the U.S. Forest Service in a statement.