Aug 23, 2014 5:14 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett
Three community meetings are scheduled Saturday and Sunday in Siskiyou County for residents impacted by the Happy Camp Complex Fires, burning in the Klamath National Forest.
One takes place at 7 p.m. at the Karuk Tribe senior Nutrition Center on Second Avenue in Happy Camp. Another will be held at 7 p.m. in the Salmon/Scott River Ranger District Office on North Highway 3 in Fort Jones. And on Sunday, a meeting is set for 6 p.m. at the Seiad Volunteer Fire Department off Highway 96 in Seiad.
There are three fires burning in the complex, The Frying Pan Fire at 16,522 acres is largest ... growing nearly 3000 acres in size from Friday to Saturday.
The Faulkstein Fire has been shaded by smoke from the Frying Pan fire and it has moderated its fire behavior, but North east winds today may change that.
The Kemper fire remains at 185 acres with 60 percent containment.
An Evacuation Advisory continues for residents of Happy Camp along China Grade Road from Elk Creek Bridge to Frying Pan Creek. China Grade Road is open to residents only.
Forestry officials say air quality along the Klamath River drainage is greatly infected because of an inversion layer that has moved into the area and that's impacting aerial operations ... limiting the use of firefighting and medical response aircraft.
Also, vehicle traffic on Highway 96 remains a significant risk to firefighters and community members. Motorists are urged to use caution and slow down.
A Clean Air Respite Center is available at the Karuk Tribe Senior Nutrition Center, on Second Avenue in Happy Camp. It's open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily, and will remain open longer if needed due to smokey conditions.
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