California Wildfire Roundup For Sept. 13

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Predicted thunderstorms didn't materialize in northern California over the past couple of days, giving fire crews a break from having to chase down and douse new fire starts. That, combined with continued milder weather conditions, is allowing firefighters to make good progress on getting the major fires under control.

Smoky conditions persist in some areas, but others are getting some relief as lower temperatures, higher humidity and less wind are helping keep fire behavior relatively mild.

Below are links to updates on evacuations, road closures and other relevant information on wildfires currently burning in JPR's listening area in northern California.

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The Eclipse Complex consists of five fires in the Klamath National Forest near Happy Camp. The fires started on Aug. 15 and have burned a total of 96,529 acres. The complex is 25% contained. 

For updated information about evacuation orders, road closures and progress reports, click here.

For updated smoke forecasts, click here

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The Salmon-August Complex started on Aug. 11 in the Marble Mountain Wilderness and the Klamath National Forest side of the Trinity Alps Wilderness. It's burned 65,098 acres and is 30 percent contained.

Click here for updated information on road closures.  

For updated smoke forecasts, click here

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The Orleans Complex consists of 19 fires that started on July 25 in the Six Rivers National Forest. The fires have burned 26,579 acres. Perimeter containment is 53 percent. 

For updated information on closures, evacuations and progress reports, click here.

For updated smoke forecasts, click here

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The Helena fire started on Aug. 30 near the town of Helena, west of Weaverville along Highway 299  in Trinity County. It's burning along Highway 299 a well as along both sides of the Trinity River.

The fire has so far burned 21,062 acres and is at 53 percent containment.

As of Sept. 5, 72 homes and 61 outbuildings had been destroyed and four homes and four outbuildings had been damaged.

Evacuations have been ordered by the Trinity County Sheriff's Office.

For current information on evacuations and closures, click here.

For updated smoke forecasts, click here.