Updates on 790, Lost Hubcap and Happy Camp Complex Fires

By Jim McCoy Wed 3rd September Newswildfires
Forestry officials are reporting moderate fire behavior at the 790 Fire burning 10 miles southeast of Prospect and in the Sky Lakes Wilderness. Today- crews are working on directly around the burning perimeter, ready to disengage if volatile conditions become dangerous. The Pacific Crest Trail remains closed from Crater Lake National Park to Highway 140. The Lost Hubcap Fire near Monument is 62 percent contained and crews are looking for any remaining smoldering smokes. As those dwindle, some firefighters will be sent home. There is a transition underway to manage the fire with fewer personnel. At the 70 thousand acre Happy Camp Complex in California, a red flag warning has been issued, in effect until 11 p.m. tonight. Gusty winds and extremely conditions are of concern. Crews contained spot fires overnight across the Klamath River at Hicks Gulch. Today, firefighters will work to keep the fire west of Scott Bar Road and south of Highway 96 to the Klamath River. Crews will continue structural defense in the Hamburg area. A mandatory evacuation was ordered for residents north of Highway 96 from the junction of Scott River Road, to Seiad Valley- in addition to the evacuations already ordered for the areas south of Highway 96 between Scott River Road and Cade Summit, and along Scott River Road from Bridge Flat to the intersection of Highway 96. Highway 96 is open, but delays should be expected, as pilots cars escort traffic through parts of an 11-mile stretch from Seiad Valley to Scott River Road.

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