Fire crews are making good progress on strengthening control lines on multiple lightning sparked fires in Northern California forests.
The eleven fires of the 22,195 acre Happy Camp Complex are being fought by more than nearly 3,400 personnel, who have achieved 31% overall containment. 9 structures are gone and 1,609 are threatened. There’s been one civilian fatality. Crews have managed to protect the Town of Hamburg from the Head Fire, which is 35% contained at almost 6,900 acres. Highway 96 is no longer closed for fire activity, but there are delays up to 15 minutes for repair work.
In the Six Rivers National Forest in Del Norte County, the Smith River Complex of fires is 7% contained after burning 73,800 acres, most of it in heavy timber.
In Trinity County northwest of Trinity Lake, the Deep Fire is 60% contained at 3,924 acres.
There are dozens of other forest fires burning in the Klamath, Six Rivers and Shasta-Trinity National Forests, as well as the Trinity Alps and Yolla Bolly Wilderness areas.