Firefighters Make Progress Extinguishing the Dillon Fire
Yreka, CA-Approximately 359 Firefighters continue to battle the 330 acre Dillon Fire burning on the Klamath and Six Rivers National Forests. The Dillon Fire is now 85% contained and full containment.. more
Yreka, CA- Firefighters have contained the 318 acre Dillon Fire burning on the Klamath and Six Rivers National Forests. Although no additional fire growth is expected minimal residual smoke, mostly generated from mop up operations will be visible from Highway 96. Dillon Creek Campground was reopened yesterday. Highway 96 has been reopened to two way traffic.
|Date of Origin||Friday August 03rd, 2012 approx. 12:07 PM|
|Location||15 miles Southwest of Happy Camp, CA|
|Incident Commander||Mike Powell|
|Estimated Containment Date||Tuesday August 07th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
The fire burned in brush and timber.
Tree stumps, larger downed timber and smoldering duff within the fire perimeter are still burning.
Highway 96 in the fire area has reopened to two lanes with no traffic control.
Firefighters continue to mop-up and repair fire line.
The growth potential for the Dillon Fire is low.
The fire is burning in extremely difficult terrain.
Six Rivers National Forest acreage is 182 acres; Klamath National Forest acreage is 136 acres.
|Wind Conditions||5 mph W|