Happy Camp, CA, July 28, 2015
With hot and dry conditions firefighters continue to monitor the Happy Camp Complex for fire activity. The Happy Camp Complex burned in 2014, and earlier this summer several single burning snags showed smoke within the fire perimeter. Forest visitors are cautioned that hazards in the burned area still exist. These include but are not limited to increased potential for falling or down trees, trail damage and increased potential for mudslides or rockslides. There are no road closures at this time and road crews continue to work in the area making road repairs from recent debris flows and continuing to storm proof roads as part of the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) effort. Crews will primarily be working in the Walker Creek and Whites Gulch areas.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday August 12th, 2014 approx. 01:00 AM|
|Location||Happy Camp, CA|
|Incident Commander||Bob Hanley, Local Resources|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
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.
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.
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.