Klamath National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1711 S. Main St
Yreka, CA 96097
Clear Fire Update, August 14-15
Happy Camp, CA – August 14, 2017 – The Clear Fire, which started from lightning on July 25, is located about 7 miles southwest of Happy Camp. The fire’s perimeter and size (6,553 acres) continue to be stable, with containment over 70% and increasing daily. Containment lines are in various stages of patrol or suppression repair. Suppression repair includes chipping brush and tree limbs cut during line construction, and improving drainage on firelines and roads used for fighting the fire. With the Clear Fire’s perimeter secure, crews and equipment are being shifted to work on new lightning fires, including the nearby Oak and Cedar fires. A warming and drying trend is expected to continue this week. With this weather pattern, unburned islands of vegetation inside the Clear Fire’s containment lines may be consumed, resulting in more smoke. Air quality may deteriorate under calm conditions. A daily Air Quality Report is posted on the Clear Fire (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5433/ Inciweb page. In the interest of public safety, the Klamath National Forest has closed certain roads and trails through Emergency Order No. 17-05-796 in the Clear Fire area (also posted on the posted on the Clear Fire Inciweb page and on local access routes). The public is urged to use caution when driving local roads and Highway 96 due to a large amount of fire equipment in the area driving to and from fires. Northern California firefighters are working on numerous lightning fires. The public is urged to be especially careful with fire. Remember ‘One less spark, one less wildfire.’ For more information see http://www.readyforwildfire.org/One-Less-Spark-Campaign/ .
Additional information about the Clear Fire is available on the U.S. Forest Service – Klamath National Forest Facebook page, on Inciweb, and on bulletin boards in Happy Camp. Information can also be obtained from the Happy Camp Ranger District at (530) 493-2243.