“Local school kids make cards thanking the firefighters.” Source: Inciweb.

The Klamath National Forest’s “Gap Fire” — Northern California’s largest wildfire this year — grew to engulf 30,969 acres in a dozen days. The good news: Fire crews seem to have successfully gotten a handle on this thing.

The fire is now 65 percent contained, and the most active fronts are places where the fire has turned back in upon itself. Expansion seems to have been checked. All evacuation orders have been lifted. Some firefighters and resources are being redeployed away from the fire.

Here’s a video update from the Klamath National Forest:

Situation report from the Klamath National Forest. Source: Facebook.

Smoke continues to southeast along the Klamath into Humboldt County. The California Smoke Information blog — a joint project of several federal, state, local and tribal entities — forecast a “moderate” amount of smoke from the fire to descend into Orleans today.

Several forest roads remain closed, as do several trails — including a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail. As always, the interagency “Inciweb” site is going to be your most detailed source of information on closures and other fire-attack matters. Here’s the link for the Gap Fire.

Please find below: More photos, along with the Outpost’s animated map of the fire’s spread to date.

“A hotshot firefighter monitors low-intensity firing operations.” Source: Inciweb.

“A cabin is plumbed with structure wrap and a sprinkler system to protect it.” Source: Inciweb.

“A type 3 engine monitors the fire from a distance.” Source: Inciweb.