Fires continued to grow over the weekend in the Klamath and Six Rivers National Forests. Three lightning fires west of Happy Camp being managed together as the Eclipse Complex are now more than 52,000 acres, still with just 24% overall containment. A thousand people are fighting that complex. The six fires of the Salmon Complex in the Marble Mountains west of Etna have swelled to nearly 15,000 acres with overall containment of 19%. The Orleans Complex of 19 fires in the Six Rivers National Forest has slowed considerably at around 10,400 acres with overall containment of 52%.
A large plume of smoke could be seen Saturday from a fire burning west of Red Bluff. The Vestal Fire near Highway 36 and Vestal Road is 40 acres and 85% contained.