Crews battling a wildfire in a far Northern California forest that has led to the evacuation of 250 homes are bracing for warmer, dryer weather.

Fire spokesman Dave Schmitt says temperatures near the blaze in the Klamath National Forest are expected to be around 80 degrees today, a few degrees warmer than the previous day.

The fire has burned through about 98 square-miles near the town of Happy Camp and was 15 percent contained. It was threatening 695 homes, 250 of which were under a mandatory evacuation order.

The wildfire is among 17 that were sparked by lightning in the forest on August 11. The other fires are either fully contained or approaching full containment.