Sunday, September 13, 2020

Slater and Devil Fires Update, Public Meetings Today

Posted By on Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 12:18 PM

click to enlarge Slater and Devil Fires Information/Facebook
  • Slater and Devil Fires Information/Facebook
The Slater and Devil Fires continue to spread and remain zero percent contained as of this morning's update from the U.S. Forest Service. The Devil Fire near Happy Camp is estimated at 4,149 acres and the Slater Fire, which straddles the Californa-Oregon border along Highway 199 northeast of Crescent City, is estimated at 126,333 acres.

Evacuation orders remain in effect for most of Happy Camp. Evacuation warnings  are in effect for Gasquet, while nearby communities of Hiouchi and Big Flat are on Level 1 “Get Ready” alert.

The update also states there is an in-person, socially-distanced public meeting today at the Gasquet Ranger Station at 3 p.m. to provide more information about the fires and mitigation efforts. There will also be two virtual public meetings on Facebook Live today:

Slater Fire North Area Virtual Community Meeting
Sunday, September 13, 2020, 2:30 p.m.
Facebook Live @SlaterAndDevilFireInformation

Slater Fire South Area Virtual Community Meeting
Sunday, September 13, 2020, 4 p.m.
Facebook Live @SlaterAndDevilFireInformation

For more on the fires, read the full update below:
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