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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Klamath National Forest: Hot Spots Have Rekindled In 2014 134,056 Acre Happy Camp Complex Forest Fire. #CAFire

HAPPY CAMP COMPLEX FIRE Klamath National Forest  CA-KNF Happy Camp Complex

Hot spots have rekindled in a few areas within the Happy Camp Complex fire.

Control lines have been “mopped up” to over 300 feet and fire leaving the footprint of the 2014 burn is extremely unlikely. 

Happy Camp Complex fire
Happy Camp Complex Forest FireHot spots rekindled
While the weather is forecast to be very hot in the coming days, fire managers do not expect to have challenges from holdover hot spots. Firefighters are patrolling the fire area daily.

Basic Information
Current as of 6/24/2015, 9:53:00 AM
Incident Type: Lightning Caused Wildfire
Date of Origin: Tuesday August 12th, 2014 approx. 01:00 AM
Location: Happy Camp, CA - Klamath National Forest
GPS: 41.796 latitude, -123.374 longitude
Incident Commander Bob Hanley, Local Resources
Cause: Lightning

Current Situation
Size: 134,056 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained: 100% 300' In
Fuels Involved: Timber (litter and understory), The major fuel types include mixed conifer timber, mixed conifer with shrub, low to moderate shrub and open meadows. Fuels are extremely dry due to prolonged drought, which has led to extreme fire behavior.
Significant Events: Rekindled Hot Spots
Outlook / Planned Actions: While the weather is forecast to be very hot in the coming days, fire managers do not expect to have challenges from holdover hot spots. Control lines have been “mopped up” to over 300 feet and fire leaving the footprint of the 2014 burn is extremely unlikely. Firefighters are patrolling the fire area daily.
Projected Incident Activity: Firefighters are patrolling the area monitoring for smoke and hot spots.
Current Weather/Weather Concerns: Triple digit temperatures are expected through this weekend. With little or no snowpack this winter, drought conditions coupled with hot and dry weather are contributing to activity in the fire area.

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