Final Update for Happy Camp Complex

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. — The Happy Camp Complex, which has burned 132,733 acres, is now nearly completely contained. Current containment of the complex is at 97%. In their last official update Saturday, fire officials report fire crews and engines that remain are working with Siskiyou County Roads Department to clear what they call “danger trees” from … Continue reading »

Burned Areas at Risk of Flash Flooding

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ca. — Crews and equipment were pulled out of the Happy Camp Complex over the past few days to prepare for rain and flooding. Even though crews are not actively working on the burned areas, they are monitoring the rain. It rained consistently at the Happy Camp Complex Tuesday. Rain was running down … Continue reading »

Happy Camp Complex Evacuations Lifted

HAPPY CAMP, Cal. –  As of 9:00 AM on Wednesday, Sept. 17, all mandatory and advisory evacuations for areas on Scott River Road from Highway 96 to Joyland Gulch are lifted.  This includes the community of Scott Bar, Mill Creek Road, and all other roads not mentioned.  All road closures on Scott River Road will … Continue reading »

Happy Camp Complex at 111,942 Acres

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. — Temperatures have been slightly cooler around the Happy Camp Complex, but dry conditions are not making things easier for crews. This morning’s report shows the complex has grown to nearly 112,000 acres. It’s now 55% contained. Fire officials expect to have the complex fully contained by next weekend. Eight structures have … Continue reading »

Happy Camp Evacuations Changed

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. — Mandatory evacuations for certain areas near the Happy Camp Complex changed to advisories on Saturday. Starting at 2:00 P.M. the Siskiyou County Sheriff Office has changed the Mandatory Evacuations to Advisory Evacuations in the following areas on Scott River Road. The area between Scott Bar Post Office at 27233 Scott River Road to … Continue reading »

Happy Camp Mandatory Evacuation Changed

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. — The Siskiyou County Sheriff Office has changed the Mandatory Evacuations to Advisory Evacuations in the following areas on Scott River Road, from Highway 96 to Scott Bar Post Office at 27233 Scott River Rd this includes all of Mill Creek Road. The area between Scott Bar Post Office and Canyon Creek … Continue reading »

New Mandatory Evacuations for Happy Camp

[UPDATE 11:52 A.M.] Effective at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a mandatory evacuation for residents of Kelsey Creek Road from Scott River Road. This includes parts of Boulder Creek Rd. to the North West towards Kelsey Creek. Forest Service Roads 44N24, and any other side roads not listed here. Once … Continue reading »

New Mandatory Evacuations at Happy Camp

HAPPY CAMP, Calif., — The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office increased the evacuation level due to fire activity this evening.  Mandatory evacuations are now in place for all residents in all areas of Mill Creek Road, 5 miles east of Scott River Road. This area was previously under a fire evacuation notice. An evacuation center has … Continue reading »

Smoke Changes Direction

WEATHER DISCUSSION After two days of smoke in Southern Oregon, clearing is on the horizon. A weak center of low pressure, sitting off the coast of California, has been the culprit for the all-of-a-sudden change in winds. Counter-clockwise flow around the low was responsible for pulling smoke from the Happy Camp and July Complexes northward … Continue reading »

Medford Sees Smoky Skies

MEDFORD, Ore. — Smoky skies can be seen from all around the valley. Officials say it’s all blowing over from the Happy Camp Complex. The smoke has set the air quality readings to hazardous for certain portions of the day. While the last 24 hours have been some of the worst this fire season, many … Continue reading »

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