Happy Camp Complex Morning Update August 27, 2023

VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING: A virtual public meeting for the Happy Camp Complex will be heldon Monday, August 28th at 5:30 p.m. Fire personnel will provide an operational overview of the fire situation. The meeting will be live-streamed on Facebook ( NF) and YouTube ( A Facebook account is not necessary to view the meeting. 

A hot and dry weather pattern continues across the area, which has increased fire behavior on most of the fires in the Happy Camp Complex. 

WEST SIDE OVERVIEW (ACRES/CONTAINMENT): Elliot (5,173 acres, 3%), Swillup (2,015 acres, 0%), Malone (451 acres, 7%), Ufish (1,562 acres, 0%) 

The fires on the west side of the complex were active last night. The Elliot Fire burned to Highway 96 near Dillon Creek.  Last night, a tactical firing operation occurred across the top of the Swillup Fire along the 23 Road. A plan is in place to use the 24 and 19 Roads as an indirect fire line west of the Elliot and Swillup fires. The two fires are expected to grow together today. The Ufish Fire was also active last night, making several intense runs in a stand of trees. Today, firefighters will be watching for spot fires and continue to improve indirect fire lines around the Ufish and Malone fires. 

EAST SIDE OVERVIEW (ACRES/CONTAINMENT): Head (6,844 acres, 35%), Block (0.1 acres, 100%), Townsend (81 acres, 100%), Den (294 acres, 95%), Scott (1,864 acres, 67%), Lake (199, acres, 5%) 

Additional resources have been assigned to the Head Fire north and south of Hamburg. Direct line construction at the fire’s edge will be the focus of today’s operation. The Scott Fire now has a line constructed around most of the fire, and crews will work to improve fire lines and look for hot spots. On the Lake Fire, crews will work to improve constructed fire lines. The Den and Townsend fires are in patrol status. 

Fire Information:  

Public Phone: (530) 330-5441 

Media Phone: (530) 330-5452 

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily 

Email: [email protected] 

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