Thursday Update: Happy Camp Complex Fires Merge, Now Cover More Than 14,000 Acres

Some of the lightning sparked fires in Northern California forests have been becoming more active as vegetation dries out again following a break with the rains.

The 13 fires of the Happy Camp Complex are now a dozen as two have burned together. The complex covers over 14,000 acres with 5% containment. 9 structures are confirmed destroyed but the number of homes considered threatened is half of what is was, now 755. There’s been one civilian fatality. The biggest fire in the complex is the Head Fire, at more than 6,400 acres.

In the Six Rivers National Forest in Del Norte County, the Smith River Complex of fires now covers more than 52,700 acres with no containment.

In Trinity County northwest of Trinity Lake, the Deep Fire has not grown much, still at a little more than 3,800 acres with 51% containment.

The Lone Pine Fire near Willow Creek has burned about 1,700 acres with 5% containment.

There are dozens of other forest fires burning in Siskiyou, Trinity and Del Norte Counties.