Update on Stafford Fire for September 14, 2012: Image from InciWeb
According to the Cal Fire web page, as of September 13, 2012 at 7:15 pm the Stafford Fire has been 100% contained and has burned 4,407 acres.
All evacuations and road closures have now been lifted. Because of heavy equipment and fire traffic, non-residents should avoid going into these areas. Traffic may be interrupted to allow for snag felling. Power has been restored to the residences on Wildwood Road and in the Wild Things area. Power has not been restored past the residences due to snags that must be felled before power can be restored. Firefighers are mopping up along the perimeter of the fire and doing suppression repair.
According to a press release from the Trinity County Sheriff's Office, dated Sept. 10, 2012:
As of 4:23 pm, Sept. 10, 2012, all evacuations and road closures have been lifted between Highway 3 and East Fork Road with the exception of Wildwood Road.
According to the Cal fire web site, dated Sept 10, at 6:30 am:
The fire is now 4,460 acres and is 45% contained with 225 residences, 28 commercial properties, 200 outbuildings threatened and one injury.
Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for the Morgan Hill, Wild Things, Wildwood Road, Nelson Road, portions of Summit Creek Road, Duncan Creek Lane, Barker Creek, Barker Valley, and the lower one-half mile portion of Big Creek Road areas.
Road Closures in effect: Wildwood Road is closed between Highway 3 on the North and County Road 343 (East Fork Road) on the South
Also see InciWeb for more information.
According to the Incident Information System Web Page, InciWeb, posted Sept 8, 2012:
The Stafford Fire began at approximately 2:42 p.m. Wednesday, September 5 near Wildwood Road southeast of Hayfork. As of Sat., Sept 8 at 1:30 pm, the fire size is estimated at 2,485 acres with 15% containment. The Forest Service and CAL FIRE are fighting the fire under Unified Command, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. At 5:00 p.m. September 6, mandatory evacuations were ordered for the Morgan Hill, Wild Things and Wildwood Road areas. Specifically, residences from the end of Morgan Hill Road to Genest Road, Wild Things Road, and Wildwood Road from the north end to Highway 3 are under a mandatory evacuation order.
At 12:00 a.m. on Saturday September 8 the Trinity County Sheriff ordered the immediate evacuation of residences in the Barker Creek and Barker Valley areas. Sheriff's officers will be making personal door-to-door notification.
Road Closures in effect: Wildwood Road is closed between Highway 3 on the North and County Road 343 (East Fork Road) on the South. Firefighting equipment and activity near Highway 3 may temporarily interrupt traffic. See Caltrans link for current road information.
The photo below was clipped from the InciWeb site and shows the location of the Stafford Fire.