CA WILDFIRE: Happy Camp Complex in Klamath National Forest

FIRE LOCATION

  • Happy Camp, California
Photo by Kari Greer via inciweb

Photo by Kari Greer via inciweb

INCIDENT SUMMARY, FIRE STATUS

  • Date Started:  8/11/2014
  • Lightning caused.
  • 129,422 acres
  • 72% contained
  • Last & final update due to slowly spreading, no significant growth

RESOURCES

  • 1156 personnel
  • 19 crews
  • 12 helos
  • 20 engines
  • 5 dozers
  • 32 water tenders
Photo by Kari Greer via Inciweb

Photo by Kari Greer via Inciweb

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

  • $81M + Cost to Date
  • 6 Structures destroyed
  • 2 structures damaged
Photo by Kari Greer via Inciweb

Photo by Kari Greer via Inciweb

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Community Meeting on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 1800 hours at Department of Natural Resources Office.  Address:  39051 Hwy 96, Orleans.
  • Last and final update of fire unless there’s a significant change.
  • Mandatory and voluntary evacuations, road closures were lifted or opened by the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office.
  • The Fire Service will still be working in the area and ask drivers to be aware and drive slowly where personnel are still located.
  • Emergency Closures still remain in effect for the Klamath National Forest. Contact if questions:  thttp://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/4036/ for details and maps of closure areas or call 530-841-4541.

RELATED INCIDENT LINKS

  • Pacific Crest Trail Association  – http://www.pcta.org/
  • Ready, Set, Go. – http://www.readyforwildfire.org/
  • Prevent Wildfires. – http://www.preventwildfireca.org/
  • CA Smoke Information – http://californiasmokeinfo.blogspot.com/
  • Klamath National Forest [Facebook Page] – https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Forest-Service-Klamath-National-Forest/1450774868533172?ref=hl
  • National Weather Service – http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Happy+Camp&state=CA&site=MFR&textField1=41.7933&textField2=-123.378#.VBu725RdWSp
  • Glossary of Wildland Terminology – http://www.nwcg.gov/pms/pubs/glossary/s.htm
  • Forest Notices – http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/klamath/alerts-notices
  • Fire Safe  Council of Siskiyou County – http://www.firesafesiskiyou.org/MtShasta/HomePage
  • Code Red Emergency Alert System – http://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/content/codered-emergency-alert-system
Photo by Kari Greer via inciweb

Photo by Kari Greer via inciweb

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

  • American Red Cross
  • Happy Camp Fire Department
  • CAL Fire
  • City of Happy Camp
  • Karuk Tribe
  • Siskiyou County Sheriffs Office
  • Siskiyou County Public Works

 

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