Happy Camp Fire nearly contained

Sep 29, 2014 3:26 PM by News Staff

The Happy Camp Fire, burning in Siskiyou County since mid-August is now 97-percent contained.

The fire burning in the Klamath National Forest has burned more than 132,000 acres, but last week's storms helped crews get a handle on the blaze. The fire has burned over 207 square miles, making it the 16th largest fire in California since 1932.

With containment objectives nearly met and fire suppression repair work completed, California Interagency Incident Management Team 4 will transition management of the Happy Camp Complex back to the Klamath National Forest Monday.

Full containment is expected on or before Friday October 31. The fire has cost more than $87 million, making it California's most expensive wildfire in 2014.


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