Community meetings to be held regarding Eclipse Complex Fire

KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST – The Eclipse Complex Fire has grown to be one of the biggest wildfires burning in California currently and fire officials have scheduled community meetings.

The Eclipse Complex Fire is made up of four lightning caused fires in the Klamath National Forest west of Happy Camp.

It started just over two weeks ago and right now is at about 65,000 acres in size and almost 25% containment.

Intense heat Tuesday didn’t help – those nearby can continue to expect heavy smoke.

The Karuk Senior Center will be open between 10am and 4pm for residents looking to spend time in clean air.

Two community meetings to update locals on the fires have been scheduled.

One is at 6PM Wednesday in Happy Camp at the Karuk gymnasium, and officials say that meeting will be live-streamed on the Klamath National Forest Facebook page at www.facebook.com/klamathNF

Another meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 6PM at the Gasquet District Range Office.