Wet Weather Moves In As Crews Continue Fight Against Area Lightning Fires

Lightning sparked fires continue to spread, particularly in Siskiyou and Del Norte Counties, and new lightning strikes have brought new fires. The 12 fires of the Happy Camp Complex have burned more than 10,500 acres with no containment. 9 homes are confirmed destroyed and one person has been found dead. The biggest fire in the complex is the Head Fire, at 6,300 acres.

To the west, the Smith River Complex of fires now covers 30,400 acres. Highway 96 and a number of other roads are closed to all but emergency personnel.

In Trinity County northwest of Trinity Lake, the Deep Fire has burned more than 3,660 acres, with evacuation orders and warnings in effect, coordinated by the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office.

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

Northwest of McArthur, the Long, Ranch, and White Fire are being managed as the SKU August Lightning Complex and have burned a total of 883 acres, but are now 90% contained.

In Western Tehama County the Slide Fire just north of Mount Linn is now 75% contained after burning 473 acres.

These are just a few of the many fires burning across the region.