This system allows Emergency Services to contact thousands of residents in seconds so you can find out about an emergency right away. Smoke continues to impact most of the west coast due to multiple large fires. With higher fuel moistures and light variable winds, the fire is anticipated to be more terrain driven tomorrow. Winds out of the east have caused smoke impacts from the Slater and Devil Fires that have extended over to the coast. It is currently burning on the Klamath, Six Rivers, and Rogue-Siskiyou National Forests in Siskiyou and Del Norte Counties in California and Josephine County in Oregon. The Devil Fire is estimated at 3,888 acres. Siskiyou County Sheriff's officers sent out a CodeRed Alerts with an evacuation warning in place for all of Seiad north of the Klamath River and east to the O'neil Creek Campground. Incident Management Team 10 is expected to arrive today and they'll be taking over the Slater Fire's management as of 6 a.m. on Sept. 10. Authorities are investigating and have not identified the person. People can also call (530) 324-2528 for more information. • Karuk Tribal Wellness Center at 1403 Kahtishraam in Yreka will serve as an overnight shelter. One person has been killed as a result of the Slater Fire, the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office confirmed Wednesday night. . Further up the eastern flank of the Slater Fire, crews continued to make good progress constructing fireline between the town of Seiad and the Devil Fire, which is likely to soon merge with the Slater Fire burning to its west. Mandatory evacuation orders are in place from Savage Rapids to Clear Creek along Highway 96. While the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office estimated the size of the Slater Fire to be 40,000 acres, the Klamath National Forest said it has grown to 30,000 acres as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday. © 2020 Lost Coast Communications Contact: news@lostcoastoutpost.com. The Slater Fire is now estimated to be 40,000 acres, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office. EVACUATION WARNINGS are in effect for Gasquet in California and Level 2 orders are in effect south of Kerby and Cave Junction areas in Oregon. Meanwhile, fire crews continue battling the Slater Fire in parts of Del Norte County primarily along U.S. 199 between Gasquet and the Collier Tunnel, according to a Saturday morning update on InciWeb. The Slater Fire is 0% contained and has grown to 25,000 acres in timber, according to CAL FIRE's California Statewide Fire Summary. A low-pressure system from the coast could scour smoke out of the fire area starting tomorrow, but could also result in increased wind speeds. Highway 199 remains closed from O’Brien south almost to Gasquet. Tune into 94.3 KCRE or 97.9 KPOD for updates . HAVING PROBLEMS: If you do not see the Slater Fire … For information specific to Del Norte County, visit Prepare Del Norte or the Del Norte Office of Emergency Services' Facebook page. This is in place for both sides of Highway 96 and all roads in the area. More: UPDATES: Slater Fire near Happy Camp grows to 22,000 acres, More: Last ditch effort: how to survive a wildfire when you can't escape its path, Watch Video: Slater Fire: See devastation after a wildfire destroyed Happy Camp homes, View Gallery: Views of the Slater Fire near Happy Camp, https://www.facebook.com/SiskiyouCountySheriff, https://www.facebook.com/DelNorteOfficeOfEmergencyServices, UPDATES: Slater Fire near Happy Camp grows to 22,000 acres, Last ditch effort: how to survive a wildfire when you can't escape its path, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Residents the Happy Camp area are urged to evacuate immediately. Click Here for Information on Wildfire Preparedness and Del Norte Wildfire History. Moisture recovery rose overnight and is expected to go up even more today, with probability of ignition dropping to 40 to 50 percent for today. More details on these closure orders, along with fire restrictions orders, can be found on National Forest websites and on InciWeb. This video shows some of the devastation left in the wake of the Slater Fire in Happy Camp. However, Elk Creek Road and Seiad were both downgraded to an EVACUATION WARNING. Feed archives, no ads, and more. Marszal informed the Supervisors the Slater Fire started near Happy Camp on Sept. 8 and burned about 15 miles into Del Norte County by the morning of Sept. 9. "Resources are still actively focused on evacuations, security, and planning for the future, but we hope to begin damaged assessments as soon as it is safe.". The person was found dead in the burn area in Happy Camp. With a population of approximately 27,254 the county has a total area of 1008 square miles, and the county … Meanwhile, aircraft are standing by to assist in firefighting and intelligence gathering if the air clears enough. Fire managers have also continued scouting to determine where best to hold the fire to prevent it from threatening communities and structures to the north, east, and west. Del Norte County, Calif. (KIEM)-Route 199 in Del Norte County has been closed due to the Slater Fire. The NEW fire Information phone number is (530) 324-2528. The air quality management districts will provide updates as conditions change. Smoke from wildfires in the area are contributing to 'very unhealthy' air quality conditions in Del Norte County, according to the North Coast Air Quality Management District. The Slater Fire started on September 8, near Slater Butte Fire Lookout on the Klamath National Forest. Volume: A brief 15-30 sec ad will play at the start of this feed. Due to extreme fire danger, all National Forests in California have been closed from September 9 through 14, 2020. A mandatory evacuation has been ordered for the Gasquet area of Del Norte County. "We understand many people want specific information as to the status of their homes," the SCSO said in a post on its Facebook page. Smoky conditions have dampened fire activity over the past few days, but also hampered the use of aircraft due to poor visibility. In a news release Saturday, the NCAQMD reported that the forecast is expected to remain in effect until Sunday. At this time there has been no word on when the road will reopen. The fire information line is (530) 356-9434. Road closure and evacuations are in place due to the Slater Fire. … Slater Fire - Del Norte County. The Del Norte Community Alert System powered by Everbridge makes sure you know about issues that may affect your safety. Current evacuation orders are posted on Siskiyou County Sheriff Department Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SiskiyouCountySheriff/. On the south end of the Slater Fire, favorable weather conditions slowed fire activity significantly yesterday and overnight. One person died in the Slater Fire near Happy Camp, the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday evening. Klamath NF Twitter. The Slater Fire started on September 8, near Slater Butte Fire Lookout on the Klamath National Forest. « ANGELS and DESPERADOS: Hosts of Angels—In Memorium, Another Curry County Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19, Public Health Says ». Both fires are still zero percent contained. The community of Happy Camp, with a population of about 1,200, remains under an evacuation order as of Wednesday morning. Additional information on the Slater Fire is available on the Inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7173/ and on Klamath National Forest Facebook https://www.facebook.com/KlamathNF/ and Klamath National Forest Twitter at https://twitter.com/Klamath_NF. The Wild Rivers Ranger District (Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest) currently has 150 local firefighters assigned to the Slater Fire that are working along the Highway 199 corridor.
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