Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:00 pm - The Hobo Fire has burned on steep rugged terrain in Barney Gulch, about 7 miles northwest of Junction City since it was discovered on September 1, 2020. The fire is estimated at 413 acres and is now 100% contained.
The fire is expected to remain within the current control lines. Ground resources will be actively patrolling for the next several days until overnight humidity recoveries improve. Smoldering in the interior of the fire is expected until wetting rain is received.
The East Fork Road (County Rd 421) from Highway 299 north is now open. The evacuation warning for residents of Barney Gulch was lifted Monday, September 7, 2020.
As of 5:00 pm Monday, September 9, 2020, the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region (Region 5) closed the 10 northern California National Forests. Entry and use of any roads, trails, and recreation areas on any National Forest System lands in California is now prohibited. The order will remain in effect through September 14 or until fire and weather conditions improve.
This will be the last update for the Hobo Fire unless conditions change.