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Forest fires in Six Rivers National Forest consume 1,200 acres

EUREKA- Despite serious drought conditions this summer Six Rivers National Forest said they were successful in battling wildfires.

The dry conditions created an earlier fire season than normal. Within the Six Rivers National Forest and Redwood National Park wildfires burned less than 1,200 acres with a total of 52 wildfires. Seven of those were caused by lightening, but all the others were human caused.

Most of the year was spent under high fire danger. The biggest blaze this summer was the Happy Camp Complex fire which burnt the most acreage.