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Wildfire map: More evacuations for Smith River, Happy Camp fires

Wildfire map: More evacuations for Smith River, Happy Camp fires

New evacuation orders have been issued because of wildfires burning since last week in California’s northwest corner.

An area of southern Oregon came under evacuation order Thursday, Aug. 24, after the Smith River Complex — California’s second largest wildfire of the season — crossed the state line from Del Norte County.

In neighboring Sisikyou County, the evacuation zone for the Elliott Fire was expanded. Elliott, in the western area of the Happy Camp Complex, now encompasses the former Canyon and Three Camps fires.

With decreased activity in Happy Camp’s eastern zone, some evacuation orders there were downgraded to a warning, and Highway 96 reopened, though with traffic delays.

The map above shows the mandatory evacuation orders in red and the approximate perimeters of the largest fires in black. Colored dots show the locations of some of the smaller fires.

In Trinity County, an evacuation order remains in place for the Deep Fire. Humboldt County has warnings but no mandatory evacuations. Find more on those fires here.

For official updates and more information on the Smith River and Happy Camp fires, see the links under each description below.

Del Norte County

Smith River Complex (orange dots). 57,225 acres (89 square miles); almost all of that is the Kelly Fire, which merged with Holiday and crossed into Oregon.

Evacuation order: Gasquet and all other communities along Highway 199 from just east of Hiouchi to the Oregon line, plus residents in forested areas near the major fires.
Power outage: Pacific Power de-energized transmission lines in the county over the weekend. Power restoration has begun and was expected to be complete for Crescent City customers on Thursday, Aug. 24, and for Smith River and Fort Dick on Friday, Aug. 25.
Schools: Opening date has been pushed back to Sept. 5.

More information

Del Norte County emergency services
Fire map from Josephine County, Oregon
Six Rivers National Forest
Pacific Power outage update

Siskiyou County

Happy Camp Complex (red dots). Thirteen fires totaling 15,972 acres (25 square miles), the largest being Head and Elliott. More than 1,600 structures are threatened and nine have been destroyed. One resident, a 71-year-old man, was found dead outside his home near Scott Bar, in the evacuation zone.

Evacuation order: Two areas totaling about 500 square miles, shown in red on the map. The warning areas are not shown; find them with the Genasys link.

More information

Siskiyou County sheriff
Klamath National Forest
Genasys Protect evacuation map (formerly Zonehaven)

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