September 23, 2014 1:12 p.m. PDT
The Happy Camp complex including the Man Fire are being managed by California Interagency Incident Management Team 4. Due to the expected severe weather conditions expected on Wednesday and Thursday, firefighterswill be brought off the firelines on Tuesday evening. Crews will continue to patrol and mop up until then, focusing on repairing areas that were impacted during fire suppression efforts. A Task Force from the Happy Camp Complex remains available to assist in initial attack, in the event of any potential new starts on the Forest.
The Klamath National Forest is under an emergency closure order in and around the Happy Camp Complex. More information is available at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/klamath/
CIIMT 4 will be holding a Community Meeting tonight Sept. 23rd, at 6:00 P.M., hosted at the Seiad Valley Fire Station, 44601 Hwy 96, Seiad Valley, CA. We will also be streaming a live broadcast of the meeting via Ustream. To view the meeting visit us at http://ustre.am/1fXEJ
September 15, 2014 8:12 p.m. PDT
Smoke lingering in valley bottoms will be dispersed as inversion is lifted in late morning. With an expected strong southerly wind today, smoke will continued be pushed to the north of the fire. So, communities in the north of the fire in Upper Klamath River Valley are likely to experience elevated smoke concentration. By evening smoke is likely to return to the upper Shasta Valley and Scott Valley, in addition to Upper Klamath River valley.
September 14, 2014 1:48 p.m. PDT
Most of the fire was in the patrol, mop-up and suppression repair status.
The southern side of the fire has been active since 1200 hours on 9/13/14, particularly in Divisions O and N. Active surface fire, single/group tree torching and crown runs with long range spotting were observed. A moderate column with pyrocumulus developed. Strong southwest-west ridgetop winds increased the resistance to control.
Low RH on the ridgetops allowed residual fuels to consume over the night.
September 9, 2014 7:10 p.m. PDT
A smoke inversion covered the fire until around 1300. As the smoke cleared around 1500, fire activity increased with isolated torching and short crown runs.
Crews continued efforts to contain fire on the east of Scott River Road and structure defense remains in place.
On the west and northwest sides of the fire firefighters patrolled current containment lines, mopped-up where necessary, and continued suppression repair. Firefighters patrolled and mopped up along the Highway 96 corridor.
On 9/9/2014, the Kemper fire was declared controlled.
September 8, 2014 7:21 p.m. PDT
At around 1600 on 9/7/14, smoke lifted and fire behavior significantly increased on the south and southeast sides of the fire with spotting distances of up to a mile. 5 spot fires occurred across the Scott River (on the east side) between Swanson Gulch and McGuffy Creek on the north side of Ferry Creek.
Prior to 1600, fire behavior was minimal with backing fire.
On the West and Northwest sides of the fire, firefighters patrolled current containment lines, safely mopped-up where necessary, and continued suppression repair activity. Firefighters patrolled and mopped up along the highway 96 corridor.
August 26, 2014 6:27 p.m. PDT
There will be a community meeting on Tuesday, August 26, at 6 p.m. in Seiad Valley at the fire station. Team members and Klamath National Forest representatives will present information and answer questions about the Happy Camp Complex fires.
August 25, 2014 4:11 p.m. PDT
The Happy Camp Complex has been divided into two zones, called the Frying Pan Fire and the Faulkstein Fire. The Faulkstein Fire is zero percent contained.
Crews are igniting smaller fires in an attempt to control the Frying Pan Fire beginning today, if weather conditions allow. The smaller, controlled fires are intended to move downhill towards Wolf Creek, and should not threaten any people or buildings in the nearest town of Seiad Valley.
August 17, 2014 3:41 p.m. PDT
Community Meeting: A community meeting will be held tonight, Sunday, August 17, 2014, at 7 p.m. in the Karuk Gymnasium located at 64236 Second Avenue in Happy Camp, California.
The Klamath National Forest and Incident Management Team will share information about the 20 plus fires that were started after the lightning storm moved through the area last week. Fire personnel will available to answer questions after the meeting.