Slater and Devil Fires have grown to more than 135,000 acres

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) — The town of Happy Camp is slowly coming back to life after evacuation orders were lifted, and as the Slater and Devil Fires continue to burn more than 135,000 acres in Del Norte and Siskiyou Counties.

According to the U.S. Forest Service, the Slater Fire has grown to 131,600 acres and is at 10% containment. The Devil Fire is now at 4,429 acres and 0% contained. Increased fire activity is anticipated around Seiad Tuesday so, crews are building indirect line along the north side of the fire as the Devil Fire grows and the Slater Fire moves east.

Near Gasquet, control lines are being strengthened along Monkey Ridge and Oregon Mountain Road to prevent spread into southwest communities. On the Oregon side, the fire has burned northward in the Illinois Valley east of Highway 199.  Crews are still in Dwight Creek to monitor fire activity.