- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) - The arrival of cooler, wetter weather in northwestern California is aiding efforts to fight a fire in Klamath National Forest.

Authorities say the 2,396-acre fire near Pony Peak is 20 percent contained as of Wednesday morning.

The Pony fire is burning within the perimeter of a 2001 fire and is consuming dry brush, timber and snags from previous blazes.

About 1,000 firefighters are working the fire sparked by lightning on June 7 about 15 miles southwest of Happy Camp.

Chances of rain will increase through the week, and minimal fire growth is expected with the onset of high humidity.


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