September 16, 2020

The Slater Fire has grown slightly to 141,403 acres and remains 10% contained. There was successful backing down to Knopki Creek and some small growth on the northern and eastern edges. 659 personnel are assigned to Slater/Devils fires.

Today Northern Rockies Team 2 takes over command of the north and west portions of the fire, including Del Norte. This is a Type 1 team.  There are 16 national “Type 1” Incident Management Teams (IMT’s) available for assignment to manage large-scale, complex incidents anywhere in the United States. These incidents usually involve large wildfires, but Type 1 Teams can be assigned to any complex all-risk situation which could include hurricanes, floods and other disasters. 

Winds are expected to be light today, beginning from the east early, and switching to come from the west/southwest later in the day. Gusts may be 12-16mph after 1pm. 

There is no update yet on Hwy 199.

There is a possibility that as smoke clears on the west side of the fire you may begin to see “the air show” – or aircraft fighting the fire. This is a good thing as they will be working to protect the things we value.



September 16, 2020

UPDATED Air Quality ADVISORY for Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 for Humboldt and Trinity counties. Significant air quality improvements in our area overall, but still Unhealthy in the communities close to the fires.


UPDATED Air Quality PSA for Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 for Del Norte, Humboldt, and Trinity counties. Significant air quality improvements today.

The PSA contains a three-county AQI forecast overview for cites/areas for which we have forecast information.

It also indicates which areas have an ADVISORY issued for Unhealthy to Very Unhealthy conditions, and/or which areas that may have an ALERT issued for Hazardous conditions.





PUBLIC NOTICE-Letter to TDN Citizens

September 9, 2020

Public Notice # 2020-01-20

To all Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation citizens,
As many of you know, we are currently experiencing two very challenging emergency situations with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the recent fires in our territory.

Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Tribal Council would like citizens to know we are in
consultation with our emergency management team. They will keep citizens updated on the current events on the Nation’s official webpage ( and our Facebook page, along with the appropriate local county websites.

Please shelter in place, unless told to evacuate, with doors and windows closed to protect from the smoke. Our governmental offices are currently closed but if Tribal Citizens are in need of further assistance, please call 707-487-9255 to be routed to the appropriate department.

Shu-Shaa nin-la,

Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Tribal Council

Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation invites you to join Hazardous Mitigation Plan Public Workshops 

August 21, 2020 – 5:30 PM — Public Workshop #1 (Hazard Identification)

September 25, 2020 – 5:30 PM — Public Workshop #2 (Mitigation Actions)

Watch a special presentation via Zoom, share your input and participate in a unique online story map.