Fire Crews Battling August Lightning Fires Brace For High Wind Event

Although wind conditions are expected to be troublesome in some areas for firefighters Thursday, increased humidity and cooler temperatures will help into next week.

Most of the fires on the 33,000 acre Happy Camp Complex- the Scott, Malone, Head, Lake, Hhancock, Den, Kings and Townsend Fires- are 100% contained. Crews are still working the 7,600 acres Ufish Fire, which is 58% contained, and the Elliot Fire, which is 51% contained. The 9 destroyed structures and one civilian fatality were on the Head Fire.

The Pearch Fire east of Orleans has burned about 7,938 acres has reduced containment of 7%.

The Blue Creek 2 and Marlow Fires near the East Fork of Blue Creek have burned more than 11,600 acres with no containment.

The Smith River Complex in Del Norte County has burned more than 92,900 acres but it’s 79% contained