Tuesday Fire Update: Rain Slows Growth Of North State Wildfires

Lightning sparked fires continue to spread, and new lightning starts have been discovered as well but the rains that swept over the area have been a tremendous help in slowing the fires.

The Happy Camp Complex is now 13 fires totaling over 11,300 acres with no containment. 9 structures are confirmed destroyed and more than 1,600 are threatened. One person has been found dead in his driveway. The biggest fire in the complex is the Head Fire, at 6,400 acres. Crews are working on structure protection, especially along Highway 96.

In the Six Rivers National Forest in Del Norte County, the Smith River Complex of fires now covers more than 35,000 acres with no containment.

In Trinity County northwest of Trinity Lake, the Deep Fire has burned more than 3,800 acres with 5% containment. A community meeting will be held Wednesday evening at 7 O’clock at the Trinity Center IOOF Hall.

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

There are many other fires, large and small, burning across Northern California, stretching available resources.