Lightning-sparked fire causes evacuation warning near Happy Camp

Fire crews are responding to multiple lightning-caused fires in the Klamath National Forest, with one encroaching on homes.

Posted: Jul 28, 2020 11:18 AM

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. — Forestry officials have issued an evacuation warning near Happy Camp as a lightning-caused fire in the Klamath National Forest spreads in difficult terrain.

U.S. Forest Service officials on the Klamath National Forest said on Monday that lightning had sparked at least 16 fires within the forest — most small, but with dry and windy conditions providing the possibility of rapid spread.

On Tuesday morning, USFS said that an evacuation warning had been issued for one of those starts, dubbed the Doolittle Fire, roughly two miles northwest of Happy Camp.

The evacuation warning is for the intersection of Forest Road 17N32 and Grayback Road, south to the intersection of Grayback Road and Davis Road.

"The 15-acre Doolittle Fire is burning in steep terrain. Firefighters are on scene and are working to extend hose around the fire," USFS said.

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