Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Wildfire in California Avenue Area of Klamath Falls Confirmed


LAKEVIEW, Ore. – A wildfire was reported at 1:44 p.m., and confirmed, in the California Avenue area of Klamath Falls today.
The Link Trail fire is currently zero percent contained and assessed at 25 acres.
Eight firefighting engines, one heavy air tanker, one Single Engine Air Tanker, two helicopters with water buckets, two support aircraft, and a bulldozer have responded to the fire. Responders are from the Oregon Department of Forestry and U.S. Forest Service. The Klamath County Fire Department also responded with additional resources for structural firefighting.
Fire managers are utilizing a full suppression strategy to contain the fire. Structures and community safety are at risk from the fire; there are no injuries or damage to structures reported at this time.
Residents and visitors are asked to be aware of their surroundings and watch for traffic from increased fire personnel and smoke in the area.
The cause of the fire in under investigation at this time.
Every fire can appear different visually depending on the forest type, fuel load and how long fire has been absent from the area. This includes wildfires and prescribed fires.
Community safety and that of our firefighters is the number one priority for all SCOFMP employees.
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