New evacuation order issued for Happy Camp Fire

Sep 10, 2014 5:51 PM by News Staff

The United States Forest Service has issued a new evacuation for homes threatened by the Happy Camp Complex Fire burning in the Klamath National Forest.

The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office issued a mandatory evacuation for residents of Kelsey Creek Road from Scott River Road, including Parts of Boulder Creek Road to the North West towards Kelsey Creek.

Residents of Indian Scotty Campground Rd and East of Boulder Creek who are in the evacuation advisory area west of Indian Scotty will be issued an entry pass to access their homes.

The fire was started by lightning strikes on August 11. Kerry Greene, a spokeswoman for the fire says two homes were destroyed this week when winds fueled the blaze. Another two homes were destroyed earlier. The fire has also damaged or destroyed four other buildings.

The blaze has consumed 164 square miles of timber since it began last month and continues to challenge firefighters trying to get a handle on it. It is 30 percent contained.


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