I hear the rolling thunder….and fires result!

Happy Camp -Oak Knoll Ranger Station

by Judy E. Bushy
The debate at the Happy Camp post office was whether we’d get a gentle rain or some real fireworks! Duane Armbruster thought fireworks and that it was!

Reminds me of a favorite Hymn, I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder. Thy power throughout the universe displayed! Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to thee, How Great Thou Art! How Great Thou Art!

Friday the Klamath National Forest Supervisors’ office said three fires had been started on the Klamath. Two were contained and mopping up and one had yet to be contained.

Cecil Fire
On the Salmon/Scott Ranger District there was a 0.2 acre fire south of Cecilville. It was contained and began mop up.

Pipeline Fire
On the Happy Camp Oak Knoll District there was a 0.3 Acre fire north of Doggett Creek. It was quickly contained and mopped up.

Barkhouse Fire
The Barkhouse fire, east of McKinney Creek Road, was contained at 6.5 acres. Crews, engines, and aviation resources were used throughout the day to reach containment. Crews remain on scene to mop up.

The Klamath National Forest is working in close coordination with partner agencies to coordinate firefighting resources in support of aggressive initial attack. The Forest is prioritizing the use of local suppression resources with the predominant strategy being rapid containment of wildfires.