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 »

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 »

Happy Camp Complex Grows to 96,869 Acres

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. — The Happy Camp Complex has now grown to more than 96,000 acres this weekend. The complex is 30% contained. 78 crews, 14 helicopters, 124 engines, 22 dozers, and 34 water tenders are responding to the complex. Fire officials say the evacuation route along Mill Creek Road has been closed. Scott Bar … Continue reading »

Update on Happy Camp Complex

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. — The largest wildfire in our region is continuing to grow. On Friday, the Happy Camp Complex in Northern California grew another four thousand acres. Crews are making progress, but they are taking it day by day. They are being set back by poor weather conditions and tough terrain. All week, fire … Continue reading »

Happy Camp Complex Evacuation Advisory

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ore. — The Siskiyou County Sheriff Office has changed the Mandatory Evacuations to Advisory Evacuations in areas on Highway 96 from the Klamath River Bridge ½ Mile west of Grider Road/Walker Creek Road to Scott River Road. This includes both sides of Hwy 96 and the community of Hamburg. Residents should remain prepared … Continue reading »

Happy Camp Com. May Reach Communities

HAPPY CAMP, Ore. — The Happy Camp Complex has burned 66,335 acres and is 15 percent contained, but it continues to grow. Happy Camp Complex Fire Officials said in a release early Tuesday morning that there is a fire weather watch in effect from Tuesday evening into Wednesday evening due to a combo of strong … Continue reading »

DC-10′s Fight Local Fires Out of MFR

MEDFORD, Ore. — The largest air tankers in the country were both at the Medford Air Tanker base on Monday as they fought the fast-growing Happy Camp Complex. While these tankers are top of the line for fire resources. Fire officials say they are also not cheap. Each flight costs about about 38,000 dollars, 25,000 … Continue reading »

Happy Camp to Hold Community Meeting

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. – Happy Camp community leaders will hold a meeting today, August 30th at 7:00 p.m. to present information and answer questions about the fires in the Happy Camp Complex.  The meeting will be held at the Karuk Tribe Senior Nutrition Center. This meeting will feature Incident Management team members and also representatives … Continue reading »

Evacuations at Happy Camp Fire Complex

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. – Quick fire growth on the Happy Camp Complex forced mandatory evacuations for some areas near the fire. The Falkstein Fire, one of several on the complex, grew by more than 2,000 acres Wednesday. As a result, mandatory evacuations are in place for Scott River Road from Bridge Flat to the intersection … Continue reading »

Avoiding the Smoke In N. California

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. — As these fires continue to burn, sending smoke in the area, communities throughout Northern California are trying to deal with the poor air quality. Happy Camp Elementary is preparing to install air purifiers throughout the school sometime this weekend. The school is expecting to open Monday. That’s three school days later … Continue reading »

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