Red flag warning near Slater & Devil fires lifted, Northwest corner receives attention

HUMBODT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM)-the Slater and Devil fires have reached more than 156,000 acres and is now 80% contained.

The red flag warning for east winds and low relative humidity over southern portions of the fire expired Friday evening.

The Slater Fire is 156,618 acres with 80% containment.

The northwest corner will receive attention Saturday – if that area of fire heats up – bucket drops from helicopters will be deployed as needed to cool the area down.

The power line along Happy Camp Highway has been restored.

Gabe Dumm is Operations Section Chief Trainee for the Slater & Devil Fires.

“Our two roads groups focused on danger tree removal along the Happy Camp or Gray Back Highway continue to make steady progress,” he said. “We adjusted some of our road closures up there starting today (Saturday), again, just massive amounts of work along this highway in terms of danger tree.”

The Devil Fire is more than 8,800 acres and remains 60% contained, in patrol status, crews are mainly using air and drone surveillance to monitor that fire.

For more information on fire status and evacuation information click here.