Terrain Satellite
4.9 mi
NW of Junction City, CA
Last Updated:
6 hours, 48 mins ago
Incident #:
Fire Start:
Monday, August 31, 2020 7:30 PM PDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 2 months ago

Incident Photo for the Hobo Fire

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.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Under Investigation
Date of Origin:
Tuesday September 01st, 2020 approx. 02:30 AM
North of Helena near Barney Gulch
Incident Commander:
A Koeller
Incident Description:
Wildfire Burning On Steep Rugged Terrain
40.829, -123.119

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
Size (Acres):
Fuels Involved:
oak woodland/timber
Significant Events:
The evacuation warning for Barney Gulch was lifted as of Monday evening, September 7.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Mop up and holding control lines
Projected Incident Activity:
Patrols on the fire will continue over the next few days until humidity recoveries begins to improve.
Fire called "Controlled" as of 11/17/2020 1400

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Patrols will continue on the fire over the next few days until humidity recovery begins to improve.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Fire Information
Phone: 530-628-0039
Hours: 8 am - 8 pm
Fire Unit Information
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002