NEAR KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A 57 acre fire is burning north of Klamath Falls. The fire is currently 5% contained.
As of Saturday afternoon, ODOT is closing Highway 97 north of Klamath Falls due to this wildfire. ODOT says US97 from MP 265-267 will remain closed while wildfire control takes place.
South Central Oregon Incident Management Team reports the fire is burning on private land in grass, sage and juniper.
Four homes along Algoma Road are threatened, but they’re not in imminent danger at this time. One residence, however, was evacuated on Friday for safety precautions.